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Anaerobic digestion sites driving UK organics recycling industry growth

November 2013

Anaerobic digestion (AD) continues to drive growth in the UK organics recycling industry, according to the latest sector survey published by WRAP. WRAP’s comprehensive study of the sector for the calendar year 2012 shows significant growth in the number of operational AD sites.

The total input of organic waste processed via AD increased to 1.69m tonnes in the calendar year 2012. The research also shows that the largest source of non-agricultural feedstock to AD is food waste, around a third of which is derived from local authority collections.

Composting input volumes also grew with a total contribution of 5.9m tonnes in 2012, which constitutes a 4% increase on the 2010 survey, on a like-for-like basis. Agriculture and field horticulture continues to be the largest market for compost, taking 2.3m tonnes of material.
 




WRAP | UK & NI Ireland | Waste management

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