Tackling Plastic Contamination

Plastic Contamination and plastic limits are a core topic for the current compost and digestate Quality Protocol (QP) reviews. Feedstock contamination levels are required to decline to ‘as low as reasonably practicable’ (ALALP) by the end of 2025 and the QP reviews are focussing on limits in the end products – and how these might be changed.

Worst case situations still allow the equivalent of thousands of fragmented plastic carrier bags to be spread on each treated hectare of land.

Dr David Tompkins, our Head of Knowledge Exchange and Innovation, explores the particular problem of plastic contamination in composts and digestates, and how it might be addressed in the following article, written for the REA’s Organics Recycling & Biogas Magazine

Download the full article here.

Posted 8th November 2022
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