Compost & biogas market in France: current state & trends for organic waste management (sewage sludge, MSW, agroindustrial residues & farm residues...)

Given the European context on end-of-waste criteria on biodegradable waste subject to biological treatment, but also the national context on fertilization & renewable energy production from biogas, the purpose of this paper is to address current and future management options developed in France, a major agricultural country, for urban sewage sludge, mixed and sorted municipal solid waste, agro-industrial wastes and farm residues.

Continuously produced by our modern society, those organic and wet biowaste demand efficient management in order to prevent nuisances, but also require special attention to ensure proper fertilization of crops. By analyzing, at both national and regional levels, the different management routes including direct landspreading, but also composting & anaerobic digestion, this research deals with the variety of solutions that characterize the organic sector.
Based upon various ongoing industrial experiences, a special attention is paid to agronomic recycling and its potential effects on human health but also to the positive effects of compost application. Besides, in regards to the Aarhus Convention adopted on 25th June 1998 on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters, this paper also addresses public participation dealing with biodegradable waste management routes (recycling, incineration, landfilling). To some extent, the economic context is presented for the French context. Eventually, this paper considers 3 major options for the future of biodegradable waste management market with its pros & cons.

Copyright: © European Compost Network ECN e.V.
Quelle: Orbit 2012 (Juni 2012)
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Autor: Emmanuel Adler
Nicolas Fruteau

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