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Searching for the new black gold

No less than 18 million earthworms have helped Monmouth County Council more than double its recycling rate in less than a year. And plans are afoot to extend the service to include kitchen waste. Using worms to create compost vermicomposting is not new; but the scale of the Monmouthshire project sets it apart from its peers. As does the San Franciscan multi-millionaire and Nicaraguan backdrop which are said to be catalysts for the project. Unlikely as it may seem, this story ...