Organics reprocessing survey 2013

A report on the structure of the UK organics processing/recycling sector and the markets for its outputs

WRAP’s comprehensive picture of the UK organics recycling industry for the calendar year 2012 shows that anaerobic digestion is again driving growth. More than half of the AD sites interviewed in the survey had commenced operations since the previous survey which related to 2010. The total input of organic waste processed via AD increased to 1.69 million tonnes. The research also shows that the largest source of non-agricultural feedstock to AD is food waste, around a third of which is derived from local authority collections.
Composting input volumes also grew with a total contribution of 5.9 million tonnes in 2012, which constitutes a 4% increase on the 2010 survey, on a like-for-like basis.
This report is the latest in a series of annual projects that originated with the former Composting Association members’ survey.

Since 2006 this analysis has been commissioned through WRAP, working in partnership with the growing number of industry organisations in the organics recycling sector. This year’s study has been led by a partnership consisting of WRAP, the Organics Recycling Group (ORG), the Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association (ADBA), the Renewable Energy Association (REA) and the Environmental Services Association (ESA).

A copy of the 2010 and 2009 survey reports can be found here, and previous industry reports can be found on the AfOR website
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