Estimated Costs of Managing Plastics Arriving at UK Organics Recycling Facilities and AD Operator Case Study

The UK’s commercial composting and anerobic digestion sectors spend significant sums per annum on removing and paying for other recovery or disposal of plastics and those which are non-compostable represent a considerable proportion of those costs.  The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) has estimated those costs in this document and included an AD operator case study, which includes that operator’s total annual cost for removing, further processing, transporting and landfilling packaging and liners which are unsuitable to digest and their associated cost per tonne.