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Title: Higher Value End Markets for Composted Materials


1
Higher Value End Markets for Composted Materials
  • Recycle North 18th October 2006
  • Nikki Sully, Organics Project Officer

2
Introduction
  • Wrap and the Organics team
  • What are the Higher Value Markets?
  • Compost Characteristics
  • Collecting Organic Waste
  • Wrap Support

3
Wraps Organics Team
4
Organics Programme Overview
  • 1. Increase compost capacity
  • Target Deliver an additional 450,000 tonnes
    annual processing capacity for source segregated
    biodegradable municipal waste
  • 2. Breakthrough in Brownfield site regeneration
  • Target Launch 20 projects on Brownfield
    regeneration sites throughout the UK to use
    100,000 tonnes of compost to showcase its
    technical and commercial benefits
  • 3. Growing added value markets for compost
  • Target Increase the amount of compost sold to
    added value markets by 25 by March 2008.
  • 4. To establish most cost effective
    environmentally sustainable ways of diverting
    household food waste from landfill that leads to
    production of a saleable product.

5
Compost
  • Compost is produced from a range of
    biodegradeable materials, which break down
    naturally during the composting process
  • Composting process is quality assured via PAS100
  • BSI PAS 100 Publicly Available Specification for
    Composted Materials launched in 2002
  • Builds customer confidence ensures that compost
    is safe, consistent and reliable
  • Specification covers process controls and product
    requirements
  • Currently majority of compost produced via open
    air, turned windrow processing

6
What are Higher Value End Markets for Compost?
7
Landscaping
  • Composted materials can be materials can be used
    in a wide range of landscaping applications
  • Planting bed establishment and maintenance
  • Tree shrub planting
  • Mulching
  • Turf establishment and renovation
  • Topsoil manufacture (In-situ Ex-situ)
  • Land restoration
  • Erosion control
  • Bioremediation
  • Sports turf and grounds maintenance

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Horticulture
  • Amateur horticulture (e.g. growing media for
    garden use), and
  • Professional horticulture (e.g. a professional
    grower using composted product in growing media
    to cultivate plants, flowers, fruit or
    vegetables)
  • Benefits
  • provides nutrients and trace element
  • Adds organic matter
  • Weed-free
  • Improves water holding capacity
  • Mixed with diluents
  • Peat reduced peat-free market increasing
  • Helps make and improve soils
  • Multiple retailer polices

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Agriculture Fruit Veg
  • Intensive fruit and vegetable production,
    particularly root crops (e.g. potatoes, carrots,
    onions etc)
  • Top fruit (e.g. apples/pears)
  • Soft fruit (e.g. strawberries)
  • Soil type
  • Nutrient value of compost
  • Organic matter
  • Other long term benefits
  • Regulatory regime
  • Crop protocols supermarket requirements

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Compost for Higher Value Markets
  • UK Standards and Specifications
  • Build on BSI PAS100
  • Produced in collaboration with key industry
    stakeholders
  • Designed to encourage the specification of
    standardised quality compost in the each sector
  • Product and end use specifications
  • Contain all the detail required to use compost
    effectively

14
Levels of Physical Contaminants
15
Collecting Food Waste?
16
Implications for Mixed and Food Based Composts
  • Positive characteristics
  • Increase nutrient levels (N, P, K)
  • No increase in weed seeds or pH
  • Reduced stones
  • Implications Higher potential fertilising
    effect, possible benefits for agriculture?
  • Negative characteristics
  • Increased physical contaminants, salt content, EC
  • Implications Not possible for use in growing
    media. Possible use in landscaping but will need
    to be blended with inert materials (low quality
    soils, mineral wastes, forestry by-products etc.)

17
Implications for Mixed and Food Based Composts
18
Wrap Support
  • ROTATE collections advice to Local Authorities
  • The Quality Protocol
  • Capital Support
  • Technical Advice and Information
  • Case Studies
  • Training and Networking Events
  • BSI PAS 100 Supplier Lists
  • Marketing Activities and the Compost Bus

19
Summary
  • Continue to grow the higher value markets
  • The key sectors are general landscaping,
    horticulture and intensive crop production
  • Each market has different requirements, reflected
    in compost product specifications
  • Feedstocks impact on compost characteristics and
    available markets
  • Long term opportunities in added value markets -
    outcome
  • Reduce BMW to Landfill
  • Increase recycling rates
  • Improve soils
  • Reduce use of peat
  • AND maximise product revenue, as well as sales
    volume.

20
Contact Details
  • Nikki Sully, Organics Project Officer
  • Email Nikki.Sully_at_wrap.org.uk
  • Phone 01295 819925
  • Anne OBrien, Key Account Manager Added Value
    Markets
  • Email Anne.OBrien_at_wrap.org.uk
  • Phone 01295 819914
  • Website www.wrap.org.uk
  • Wraps business plan can be downloaded at
  • http//www.wrap.org.uk/about_wrap/wrap_business.h
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