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WRAP organics survey results promising


Responding to the latest results of the organic recycling survey, published annually by WRAP in partnership with the Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association (ADBA), Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive, ADBA said:

The survey shows encouraging growth in anaerobic digestion through 2012, and we thank WRAP for all the hard work that has gone into producing the report.

The UK is becoming a leading country for AD for a whole range of organic waste streams, including on-site treatment of liquid effluents and food waste from municipal and commercial collections.

However we still have a long way to go to realise our potential: the figures show that even following the industry’s growth, AD only treats about 7% of UK food waste. We need to continue to work to overcome barriers to on-going industry development, including food waste policy in England, the threat of degression in the small scale feed-in tariff and continued uncertainty over the level of support for heat use.

The survey can be found here: It was commissioned by WRAP, working in partnership with the Organics Recycling Group (ORG), Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association (ADBA), Renewable Energy Association (REA) and the Environmental Services Association (ESA). It is widely recognised as the most definitive picture of the organics recycling industry.

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