This event has now finished.
  • Date and time: Monday 18 May 2020, 11am to 12pm
  • Location: Online event
  • Audience: Open to alumni, staff, students, the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

BioVale online event

There is increasing concern about the pollution of our soils with microplastics and, in particular, with the pollution of farmland with plastics from AD digestate. Because of this, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has reduced the allowable plastic limit in digestate. A similar tightening of restrictions is expected soon south of the border. This meeting will consider the implications of this and consider one approach to address the issue: alternative uses for digestate.


11:00 introduction to the webinar - (Elspeth Bartlet, BioVale)

11.05 Regulations to control plastics in AD digestate - (Fiona Donaldson, Scottish Environment Protection Agency)

11:20 Operator perspective- responding to stricter plastics regulation in Scotland- (speaker tbc)

11:35 Reviewing alternative uses for digestate (David Tompkins Aqua Enviro)

11:50 Q and A

Organised as part of the THYME project, funded by the Connecting Capabilities Fund of Research England