Production Nursery Waste

Waste is, apart from being detrimental to the environment, a cost to business, so any opportunity to reduce waste or better manage waste should be investigated. The Industry has a good track record with respect to managing its environmental responsibilities but in recent years new technologies have

An investigation was conducted through a levy funded research project (NY13003) to identify;

1) Waste streams which exist in the nursery industry and;

2) An economic and gap analysis of changing waste management practices within the industry.

A number of outputs from this research are listed below including fact sheets, a self-assessment survey, and a waste calculator which will be of benefit to nursery owners in identifying waste streams and the cost of managing those streams and in adopting industry best practice with respect to waste management.