Composting of wood waste from the furniture industry. Waste to profit: The fertile demonstration project

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This report outlines the technical feasibility and financial viability of the controlled composting of waste wood dust from the furniture sector. Supported by the DTI's BIOWISE programme this work raised awareness of one of the sector's most problematic waste streams and has lead to a multitude of initiatives to cut cost to the industry.


  • Objectives of the fertile project
  • Industrial composting
  • Types of composting process
  • The UK furniture industry
    • Sector needs and environmental issues
    • Waste wood - the material
  • The fertile process - technology demonstration
    • Description of the fertile process
    • The composting of wood waste dust
    • Compost quality - the results
  • Demontration the technology
  • Case study - Blue Line office furniture
    • Mark Wilkinson furniture
  • Conclusions

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