The EU Fertilising Products Regulation was published on 25th June 2019, the JRC's report on STUBIAS materials is expected soon and modification of the REACH regulation that will exempt digestates from registration is expected to be published in summer 2019.
AHDB have published a article on measuring soil health using a broad range of indicators. They've developed a soil health scorecard as part of a case study looking at the application of 5 different organic treatments, including compost and digestate.
Zero Waste Scotland have published surveys of the organics recycling industry in Scotland. These cover composting and anaerobic digestion / biogas facilities and were carried out in 2018 using figures from 2017.
The Environment Agency has published a report on the state of soils in England and how they change over time. The report considers the current pressures on soil and the threats to future soil health to help people understand and manage them better.
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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 composterÃ¯Â¿Â½s 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