July 17, 2012 | General

Editorial: Use Us!

Nora Goldstein
BioCycle July 2012, Vol. 53, No. 7, p. 4

Over the course of one year, BioCycle publishes at least 130 articles and columns, and hundreds of news items related to composting, anaerobic digestion, compost and biogas utilization, green infrastructure, community sustainability initiatives, industry developments, national and global trends and the latest equipment and systems to manage organic waste streams. As a subscriber to BioCycle, all of this information is at your fingertips in our online archives at Our online archives include every issue of BioCycle since January 2004. So let’s do the math. That is 8.5 years, or well over 1,000 articles and close to 2,500 news items! At your fingertips!
We upgraded our website earlier this year, and the new platform showcases our extensive online content and photos. It is designed to keep you informed of breaking news and give you instant access to articles in the current issue as well as from our robust archives.
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