Standards

PAS 100 and Quality Compost Protocol

PAS 100 and Quality Compost Protocol

Governing Organization

Association for Organics Recycling (AFOR)

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Assessment Type

Third party assessed by non-verified bodies

Sectors Covered

Food, Beverage and Agriculture

Issues Covered

Biodegradable and Recycling, Environmental Management, Waste and Chemicals Management, Water Related

Description

The Association for Organics Recycling is the leading trade organisation for the biodegradable waste management industry in the UK. Set up in 1994 AfOR has grown in size and stature and now represents a modern proactive not for profit organisation within the wider waste industry.  Driven by developments in the industries that make and use composts and in the End of Waste criteria for compost products derived from controlled biowastes, the 2005 edition of PAS 100 has been updated. Replacing it, the 2011 edition has been developed by WRAP with AfOR and the British Standards Institution. It is downloadable from WRAPs website via this link.  A review group comprising representatives from industry and regulatory bodies contributed to PAS100s development and the finalised edition takes account of feedback from consultation with the UKs biowaste management industry and other stakeholders. The review process also took into account recommendations from WRAP sponsored reviews of compost stability testing, plant growth and weeds testing as well as evaluations of test results data on the PAS 100 obligatory parameters.

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