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EU Waste BREF Document

The European Union recently implemented a new set of draft emissions standards under the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Directive in a

revisied BREF. It sets out the Best Available Techniques for Member States in treating waste. Specifically, it discusses techniques to practice pollution control for waste treatment plants. The document aims to replace guidelines that were created in 2006 and bring new and improved emission limits. The agreed upon numbers are as follows:

  • A maximum of 20 milligrams/cubic metre of ammonia emissios for composting and anaerobic digestion
  • A maximum of 40 mg.m3 of volatile organic compounds for mechanical biological treatment

However, Sweden and the Czech Republic have expressed objections to the draft. These objections include the belief that BREF should have a larger inclusion of the treatment of animal carcasses and animal wemissions staaste. The current draft mainly focuses on raising emission levels for composting plants. If all goes well, BREF will be fully implemented and practiced by 2022.

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