The Government has recently released a Productivity Grant scheme to help livestock, dairy, arable and horticultural farmers improve farm productivity. One way to do this is more efficient use of digestate.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy initiative has published a statement calling for a ban on oxo-degradable plastic packaging. Signatories include M&S, PepsiCo, Unilever, Veolia, British Plastics Federation, Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association, Packaging South Africa, Greenpeace, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Plymouth Marine Laboratory, and ten Members of the European Parliament.
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Is your PAS100 training up to date?
The Organics Recycling Group is running a one-day course focused on the PAS 100 and REAL Compost Certification Scheme. The course is targeted at the composter’s personnel who are involved in the establishment implementation, maintenance and improvement of the PAS 100 quality management system. Timings: Registration 10:00 - 16:00 Staff best suited to attend this course include those who are:
responsible for monitoring and controlling the composting process;
responsible for product preparation;
responsible for dispatching/selling the compost product/s;
who has the overall responsibility of the PAS 100 QMS;
site operatives who carry out inspections on the input material deliveries.
In addition, the course is also open to anyone else who is interested in understanding the detailed requirements of PAS 100 and REAL Compost Certification Scheme.
The course contents will include:
Intro, drivers, end of waste, importance of fit for purpose, intro to Compost Quality Protocol.
The principles of PAS 100
Baseline minimum and customer requirements
Quality management system
Dealing with non-conforming batches
Hazard recognition and minimisation, setting critical control points and critical limits
Sampling and lab analysis
What to do in the event of test failure
Compost quality protocol
Storage, Labelling and dispatch
How the certification scheme works
CCS scheme rules
REA/REAL Members - £195 + VAT Non REA/REAL Members - £250 + VAT
To book the course click HERE For any clarification on the technical content of the course, please contact Jenny Grant