As well as articles giving a broad-brush analysis of the state of the sector and its future market potential, we offer a trio of keynote features focusing on the latest developments in the rapidly growing world of commercial composting.

In his piece Steve Lee, chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Waste Management, sets out the case for why he believes the industry as a whole is undergoing a huge transition, looking at the financial, legal and cultural impact this is likely to result in.

Merlin Hyman, director of the Environmental Industries Commission, responds to the Government’s Waste Strategy Review outlining where the trade organisation believes Whitehall has got it right and where it needs to change its tack.

In the world of compost, Agrivert MD Alexander Maddan looks at the changing face of the industry and predicts exponential growth as legislation and commercial common sense combine to create powerful drivers.

Martin Grundon, MD at West London Composting, shares his company’s experience of running a large in-vessel composting facility and also predicts the rapid rise of similar sites as the industry struggles to meet Government’s landfill diversion targets.

And finally environmental consultancy ADAS takes a more technical approach, describing the findings of its research into aerosols and odours released from sites using varying composting techniques.

We hope you enjoy this month’s report and look forward to the July report, when we will be bringing you a host of articles on renewable energy technologies and the wider issues of climate change.

Sam Bond

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