biodegradable waste


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biodegradable waste

in environmental law, any waste that is capable of undergoing anaerobic or aerobic decomposition, such as food and garden waste, and paper and paperboard.
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The daily average volume of collected biodegradable wastes is 20 to 40 kilograms while nonbiodegradable wastes average 16 to 20 kg.
Funding will be also be allocated to measures aimed at providing the necessary equipment and installations for separate collection of biodegradable waste and green waste.
He said Wales has met its demanding targets for 2013/14, with councils sending 23% less biodegradable waste to landfill than the targets allowed.
The limits on biodegradable waste, which includes food waste, paper and cardboard, were imposed a decade ago to help reduce gas emissions.
Biodegradable waste may as well be a resource for heat, electricity and fuel.
In developing countries the amount of biodegradable waste exceeds 50% (Troschinetz, A.
For the fourth consecutive year the authority has met its waste target for the amount of biodegradable waste sent to landfill.
4 million tonnes of biodegradable waste left in landfills in 2006 but only 7.
The key is to reduce the amount of biodegradable waste going into landfill that produces methane.
Dr Cooper said the Government approach to waste was "far too timid" and said that it had to be bolder if the UK was to meet EU targets of reducing biodegradable waste going into landfill by nearly two-thirds by 2020.
Next, councils should have started on April 1 to phase out all biodegradable waste sent to landfill.
More importantly, it will divert biodegradable waste away from landfill sites.