Freeths next Green Breakfast webinar will focus on everything Biomass. As Will Simpson's article reports, there are several relevant consultations and legislative changes currently underway which will affect AD including Appropriate Measures Guidance for the biological treatment of waste, revisions of the current Quality Protocols and Standard Rules for organic waste treatment and of course the long awaited Consultation on Consistency in Household and Business Recycling in England which landed last Friday. Both the collection of food waste and of garden waste was supported in response to the first consultation in 2019. This current consultation therefore, moves on from consulting on whether it will happen to how it will happen.
If this area is of interest to you, read also our EWS article on Renewable Heat Subsidies https://www.freeths.co.uk/2021/04/30/england-scotland-and-wales-to-switch-up-their-renewable-heat-subsidies/ which includes details of the Green Gas Support Scheme.
The organics sector is earmarked for great change in the coming decade, with tonnages of waste sent to anaerobic digestion and composting set to increase dramatically. But problems of contamination and capacity persist and will need to be resolved in the medium term