York, 12th May 2017: This past week, WRAP, the organisation committed to the circular economy and greater resource efficiency, published their latest annual “Organics Recycling Industry Status Report”. NNFCC are delighted to announce our pivotal role in coordinating the research and writing the report, with support from the relevant trade associations, including ADBA, REA and the ORG, as well as contributions from WRAP, Defra and other public bodies in England, Scotland and Wales.
Utilising data from public and commercial databases, the report presents and discusses the status of the main avenues for recycling organic material in the UK. The two principle routes are anaerobic digestion and composting, both of which are covered in great detail in terms of their feedstock throughput, deployment, outputs, and future projections for their development.
The report covers the years 2014 and (where data was available) 2015 and is available to download for free from
In contrast to previous years, where the data has been collected through extensive surveying, inevitable budget cuts have necessitated that the data instead be collected from public databases and commercial databases maintained by organisations and public bodies such as NNFCC, ADBA, WRAP and Defra. The publicly available databases, however, were not always complete, highlighting the importance of more meticulously maintained databases such as that underpinning NNFCC’s annual Anaerobic Digestion Deployment Report, and up-to-date market knowledge held by NNFCC and other industry experts.
This report is likely to be of use to anyone working in the organics recycling sector, or those considering developing a project in the sector, as it provides a detailed overview of the forces at play in organics recycling.
For further information about the report contact Dr Caitlin Burns, Consultant at NNFCC, or to discuss NNFCC data and services offered specifically around anaerobic digestion contact Dr Michael Goldsworthy, Senior Consultant on 01904 435182.
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Notes to Editors
NNFCC is a specialist bioeconomy consultancy based in York,
the UK. Established by the UK government
in 2003 as the National Non-Food Crops Centre, NNFCC has grown to become a
leading independent consultancy focused on understanding biorenewable markets and
technologies. They provide global
clients with a holistic view of feedstock, technology, policy and market
development across the bioeconomy, enabling informed business decisions and
sustainable business strategies. NNFCC
also provides technical, market and policy expertise on the conversion of
biomass and waste to bioenergy, biofuels and biobased products to the UK
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First established in 2000, WRAP is a not for profit organisation and registered charity whose vision is a world where resources are used sustainably. WRAP works with governments, businesses and communities to deliver practical solutions to improve resource efficiency. Our mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable resource-efficient economy through:
- re-inventing how we design, produce and sell products,
- re-thinking how we use and consume products, and
- re-defining what is possible through re-use and recycling.
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