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The EU has recently adopted legislation to reduce the amount of biodegradable waste that is land filled. This begs the question of how this waste is going to be dealt with and what kind of management options available have a higher potential for sustainability. Experience shows that biological treatment (composting and anaerobic digestion) coupled with a "clean" waste input can allow the production of soil improvers of high quality. Some of the papers in this volume show that compost can be of help in fixing carbon in the soil.

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Authors: LANGENKAMP H, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Soil and Waste Unit, Ispra (IT);MARMO L, European Commission, DG Environment, Sustainable Resources Unit, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20517 EN (2003), 455pp. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9843 or +39 033278 9864 Fax: +39 033278 9623 E-mail:
Record Number: 200316534 / Last updated on: 2003-08-18
Original language: en
Available languages: en