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This section includes detailed information on the subjects relevant to both the organics sector and wider waste management industry. Updated with all the latest technical information including consultations and government body info, in this area we aim to assist you in understanding a particular topic and any requirements surrounding it.
 
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EC Fertilisers Regulation ~ December 2016 Update

Proposals made so far during negotiations on revision of this regulation.
Waste Treatment BREF - November 2016 Update

Waste Treatment BREF - November 2016 Update

Update on progress towards the review of the Waste Treatment BREF including feedback from webinars looking at BAT -Associated Emission Levels and next steps.

ECN Newsletter October 2016

Newsletter of European Compost Network, October 2016.

Surveys of industry

Organics Recycling Autumn 2016

The Autumn 2016 edition of Organics Recycling magazine
Waste Treatment BREF - emissions to air and water

Waste Treatment BREF - emissions to air and water

The IPPC Bureau are holding a webinar to discuss the associated emission levels (AELs) for emissions from biological treatment and have released the data that were used to derive the AELs.
Organics Recycling Summer 2016

Organics Recycling Summer 2016

The Summer 2016 edition of Organics Recycling magazine.
June 2016 update on progress with Waste Treatment BREF

June 2016 update on progress with Waste Treatment BREF

The JRC have issued an update on progress with the Waste Treatment BREF
Comments on redrafted EC Fertilisers Regulation

Comments on redrafted EC Fertilisers Regulation

Stakeholders comment on the European Commission's finalised redraft of the EC Fertilisers Regulation.
SEPA Consultation on Food Waste Management

SEPA Consultation on Food Waste Management

SEPA are consulting on their proposed new guidance on Food Waste Management in Scotland and a review of SEPA’s end-of-waste positions for compost and anaerobic digestate. Deadline for responses 29th June.
Call for evidence on Treasury policy on meeting recycling target

Call for evidence on Treasury policy on meeting recycling target

The Environmental Audit Committee calls for additional written evidence on HM Treasury’s contribution to meeting waste and recycling targets to help inform its inquiry into sustainability and HM Treasury. Closing date 9th June.
WRAP report on C.botulinum in Anaerobic Digestion

WRAP report on C.botulinum in Anaerobic Digestion

WRAP and Zero Waste Scotland have undertaken several research projects to understand the fate of Clostridium botulinum in AD. They found that the possible risks associated with Clostridium botulinum from the recycling of food-based digestate to agricultural land are similar to those for other organic materials that are frequently applied to farmed land, such as livestock manures.
Impact of AD on some common crops and pests

Impact of AD on some common crops and pests

WRAP report looking at the impacts of AD (anaerobic digestion) on a range of common crop pests and diseases. Pasteurisation was shown to represent an effective treatment for reducing the survival of most organisms tested. The experiments found that many did not survive AD at 37.5°C for more than ten days, although some survived for longer.
REA respond to the first draft of the BREF

REA respond to the first draft of the BREF

REA consulted members on the first draft of the Best Available Techniques Reference Document (BREF) for WasteTreatment and submitted a response.
REA writes to Commission about Animal By-Products rules

REA writes to Commission about Animal By-Products rules

REA's letter to the Commission calls for allowing the use of Alternative Treatment Parameters when making an EU fertiliser product.
Organics Recycling Winter 2015

Organics Recycling Winter 2015

The Winter 2015 edition of Organics Recycling
Organics Recycling Spring 2016

Organics Recycling Spring 2016

The spring 2016 edition of Organics Recycling magazine.
ECN newsletter

ECN newsletter

ECN newsletter February 2016
BREF - Update from subgroup meeting January 2016

BREF - Update from subgroup meeting January 2016

With the first draft of the BREF published in December, REA attended a meeting in Berlin with the biological treatment sub-group to discuss the BAT conclusions.
Consultation on proposed changes to landspreading and waste storage standard rules

Consultation on proposed changes to landspreading and waste storage standard rules

The EA wants your views on this draft business engagement assessment which considers the financial impacts of a proposal to revise standard rules that authorise the landspreading of waste on land for recovery, and separate standard rules that authorise the storage of waste destined for landspreading. Deadline 14th February.
11th Jan 2016 - Feedback needed on BAT conclusions

11th Jan 2016 - Feedback needed on BAT conclusions

We need your feedback on the BAT conclusions contained within Chapter 6 of the draft waste treatment BREF.
Draft 1 of Waste Treatment BREF

Draft 1 of Waste Treatment BREF

The first draft of the revised waste treatment BREF has been published. This includes a chapter dedicated to biological treatment.
EA technical guidance on BAT for composting and AD

EA technical guidance on BAT for composting and AD

EA have drafted some best available technique (BAT) guidance for composting and anaerobic digestion.
Food waste recycling action plan

Food waste recycling action plan

This new action plan for food waste recycling, initiated by WRAP, is bringing industry stakeholders and local authorities together for the first time to develop an action plan to help food waste collectors to maximise the amount of food waste they collect and secure the supply of food waste as a key feedstock to the AD and IVC sectors.
SEPA consultation on financial provision for waste management activities

SEPA consultation on financial provision for waste management activities

SEPA consultation on changes to requirements for applicants to demonstrate financial provision for waste management activities. Deadline 4th December.
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