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VCU Europa gets animal composting first in Spain

A UK-based pioneer of in-vessel composting has become the first company to be awarded Spanish accreditation under the Animal By-Product Regulations (ABPR) for its plant at Jumilla.

The site is owned by Compost Reciclables and was built by VCU Europa to treat animal by-products including poultry waste, fish waste and meat and bone meal.

VCU Europa group sales and marketing manager Carl Beck said: "With the Spanish government enforcing the EU ban on the acceptance of waste at landfills beginning August 16, landfill is no longer an option for the disposal of this type of material."

The VCU in-vessel composting technology was the first fully accredited system in the UK in December 2003.

It was originally developed by VCU Europa's New Zealand-based parent company VCU Technology.

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