Preventing plastic pollution from AD digestate

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Preventing plastic pollution from AD digestate

Monday 18th May, 11:00-12:00

This free webinar will consider innovation to address the issue of pollution of farmland with plastics from AD digestate.

There is increasing concern about the pollution of our soils with microplastics and, in particular, with the pollution of farmland with plastics from AD digestate. Because of this, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has reduced the allowable plastic limit in digestate. A similar tightening of restrictions is expected soon south of the border. This meeting will consider the implications of this and consider one approach to address the issue: alternative uses for digestate.

Agenda

11:00 introduction to the webinar – (Elspeth Bartlet, BioVale)

11.05 Regulations to control plastics in AD digestate – (Fiona Donaldson, Scottish Environment Protection Agency)

11:20 Advances in depacking to avoid plastic pollution- Paul Clark (PRM Waste Systems)

11:35 Reviewing alternative uses for digestate (David Tompkins Aqua Enviro)

11:50 Q and A

 

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Organised as part of the THYME project, funded by the Connecting Capabilities Fund of Research England

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