SERIOUS MONDAY: WASTE NOT – WANT NOT

A public consultation is underway as part of government plans to send less waste to landfill sites.

The Environment Agency is encouraging new technology that would allow a lot of organic waste to be turned into valuable products like fertiliser and soil conditioners rather than being dumped in landfill.

And Defra has announced a £10 million fund to develop commercial-sized Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plants and has launched the consultation to get views on a quality protocol for storing, transporting and recycling biodegradable waste.

AD is a natural process that converts organic matter such as food waste, allowing it to be re-used as fertiliser or even harnessed as biogas to produce electricity.

You can find out more about AD here ((http://www.anaerobic-digestion.com/ ))
And this video looks at how Michigan State University could benefit from it:

Susan

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