08 Dec 2020Ended

The FABSOIL Fabricated Soils Project WEBINAR


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08 Dec 2020


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To celebrate World Soil Day on 5 December, the CIWEM South Western branch is hosting an evening webinar with Professor Mark Fitzsimons from the .. Read more University of Plymouth who will be reviewing the work being done on artificial soils. Soil degradation is a critical and growing global problem. Increase in the world population has added to pressure on soil, and its natural capital faces continuing decline. Within the European Union (EU), the legislative framework on waste management is provided by the EU Waste Framework Directive. The Directive sets the following waste hierarchy to be applied as a priority order in member states: prevention, preparing for reuse, recycling, other recovery and disposal. As such, disposal to landfill is the least favoured option meaning that a large amount of biodegradable waste must be diverted from landfills to other organic waste management practices. Artificial soils offer a potential route for the recycling of waste materials and their associated capital, within the terrestrial environment, and potential mixtures of large volume mineral and organic green waste have been evaluated for high (horticulture/agriculture) and low (amenity/restoration) value markets. This webinar will assess the feasibility of new soils composed from these materials and consider the opportunities and challenges ahead.

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