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The Organics Recycling Group (ORG), formerly the Association for Organics Recycling (AfOR) and before that the Composting Association, is the leading trade organisation for the biodegradable waste management industry in the UK. It helped to develop the BSI PAS 100 industry standard for composts.

ORG was formed by the merger of AfOR and the Renewable Energy Association (REA) on 1 January 2013 which created a membership of around 1,100 companies, organisations and individuals.[1]

To main objective of the group is to promote the sustainable management of biodegradable resources, covering both aerobic and anaerobic technologies such as windrow and in-vessel composting, anaerobic digestion and mechanical biological treatment. ORG specialises in issues covering the collection, treatment and use of these resources, to complement the work undertaken by the REA on matters such as distributed generation, financial incentives, the Renewables Obligation and planning.

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  1. ^ "Organics Recycling Group's terms of reference, aims and objectives". organics-recycling.org.uk. Retrieved 2014-10-02. 

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The Summit is hosted by the Composting Association of Vermont and the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation. The passage of Vermont's Universal Recycling law in 2012 bans disposal of food scraps and food ...
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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 12:05:03 -0800

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Tue, 28 May 2013 10:02:17 -0700

British ex-pat and waste expert David Newman, who lives in Rome called the British position 'astonishing'. Mr Newman, head of the Italian Composting Association, told the Telegraph: 'The UK has been called to order on this at home yet it is opposing it ...
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Fri, 10 Jan 2014 02:35:22 -0800

David Newman, general secretary at the Italian Association of Bioplastics and the Italian Composting Association, said the Government might have taken inspiration from similar policies in Italy, France and Spain. “The Government might have looked at ...

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