Research and analysis

Use and application to land of mechanical-biological treatment compost-like output: review of current European practice

A review of European Regulation and use of mechanical-biological treatment as soil amendments.


The use and application to land of MBT compost-like output - review of current European practice in relation to environmental protection

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The main objectives of this review are to describe current EU practice for the production, regulation and use of compost-like outputs from mechanical-biological treatment (MBT) plants, with specific reference to their application to land. A further objective is to assess national differences in approaches across the EU and to attempt to establish why such differences exist. The relevance to the UK situation of uses of MBT outputs on agricultural land in other European countries is also discussed.

Published 1 January 2009