European Compostnetwork ECN

About the ECN-QAS

Quality assurance schemes for compost and digestion residuals established themselves in the last 20 years successfully in various European Member States and contributed well for the sustainable recycling of organic waste. Nevertheless the running revisions of various environmental and agricultural directives at the Commission and the EU’s free trade principle advice to develop consistent quality standards for compost and digestion residuals.

The example of the advanced countries clearly shows that effective biowaste treatment has to include quality standards and their control in order to guarantee environmentally safe application and successful marketing and markets. On the basis of existing experiences in countries with running quality assurance schemes the European Compost Network ECN developed a European Quality Assurance Scheme (ECN-QAS) for compost and digestate.


more information

Info paper ECN-QAS-Manual 2nd edition 2014 (en)

Kurzfassung ECN-QAS-Manual 2nd edition 2014 (de)


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