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More funding for composters

The Waste & Resource Action Programme (WRAP) has launched the fifth round of its Organics Capital Support Programme aimed at helping businesses increase the production of BSI PAS 100 certified compost material.

Funding towards the development of new composting or anaerobic digestion facilities, the improvement of existing ones as well as facilities for the manufacture of added value products such as topsoil or growing media, are available.

WRAP said the programmes key objective was to reduce the amount of biodegradable municipal waste, particularly food and garden waste, going to landfill.

Supply programme manager for organics Louise Hollingworth said: Following the success of our last Business Plan 2004-2006, where we exceeded the target of 300,000 tonnes per year additional processing capacity, this new funding support programme aims to deliver a further 450,000 tonnes across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Companies within these regions are eligible for 30% of the capital set-up costs. The programme is being run as two competitions, one for projects in England and Northern Ireland and the other for projects in Scotland. Workshops offering further information will be taking place in December.



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