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Links to guidance on bioaerosols and H&S at composting facilities
Compilation of useful links to guidance on bioaerosols and H&S at composting facilities, primarily from Health and Safety Executive.
UCL’s Big Compost Experiment
UCL have published the results of their Big Compost Experiment, using citizen science to assess the impact and effectiveness of biodegradable and compostable plastics in UK home composting.
Standard Rules Permits published
The EA have published a new and revised set of standard rule permits for the biological treatment of waste including composting and AD.
Quality Feedstock Resources
Quality Feedstock Resources – A page bringing together resources aimed at improving the quality of feedstocks for composting and AD. Including guidance, templates and case studies.
REA policy on liners and re-purposed bags for collecting targeted food waste streams
REA policy on liners and re-purposed bags suitable for separate collection of targeted food waste streams in England.
Specific compostables allowed into facilities without ABPR approvals
The REA confirms after discussions with the Animal and Plant Health Agency, Environment Agency and Scottish Environment Protection Agency, that specific compostable packaging and non-packaging items are allowed into facilities without approvals under the Animal By-Products Regulations.
WRAP publish UK Plastics Pact Progress Report and updated Roadmap to 2025
The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) have published the second edition of the UK Plastics Pact Progress Report.
Summary of Covid-19 information for Organics Recycling in Scotland
Summary of information about Covid-19 related issues for the organics recycling sector in Scotland, including links to guidance and regulations.
Benefits of compost and digestate when applied to soil
International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) has recently published a report summarising the benefits of applying compost and digestate to soil.
REA responds to Standard Rules Consultation
The REA’s Response to the EA’s consultation on Standard Permits
Trial in-vessel composting of compostable packaging
ORG trials using EN13432 compostable packaging