THE RHS Garden Rosemoor at Torrington has just taken delivery of a new composting machine called The Rocket, which accelerates the composting process, taking just two weeks instead of months. The machine uses frequent turning and heat to speed

THE RHS Garden Rosemoor at Torrington has just taken delivery of a new composting machine called The Rocket, which accelerates the composting process, taking just two weeks instead of months.

The machine uses frequent turning and heat to speed up the process.

'The Rocket was acquired to deal with un-recyclable waste from the restaurant which previously had to go to landfill. When food waste is sent to landfill it soon begins to rot, emitting Methane that is 21 times more harmful to the environment than CO2. It contaminates everything it comes into contact with rendering it non-recyclable and it adds to the mountains of rubbish both here and overseas.