The Landfill Directive sets all-encompassing protection goals for the disposal of waste. Its impact on waste management is very significant. The Directive sets targets to reduce the amount of biodegradable material disposed to landfills.
Recycling of many biosolids to land is likely to be the most environmentally and ecologically sound method. However, nutrients, pathogens and persistent chemicals may represent significant obstacles to this use of biosolids. There is also an increased need for market development and appropriate assessment of waste materials before they go to land, but perceived risks in using such wastes are often significantly greater than real risks.
We have relevant expertise and experience at several levels, including chemical and organic carbon R&D, field trials, regulatory implementation and risk assessment. We can assist clients in demonstrating the benefits of recycling waste to land to regulators and commercial markets.