Enviridis is a division within Envar specifically formed to develop specialised organic waste products and would otherwise be destined for landfill. These products are then retailed and distributed to a range of outlets including agriculture, horticulture, farming, local residents and many more as alternatives to synthetically produced fertilisers.
The resulting products, primarily PAS 100 compost, is being be marketed to retailers and garden centres by Enviridis and so far interest has gathered momentum with the 1st pallet of compost leaving the Envar Composting Facility in St Ives Cambridgehire in January this year. The compost currently produced on site is to be retailed as a soil conditioning compost in 60 litre bags, dumpy bags and will also be available for bulk deliveries. 15mm compost will still be produced to meet the local agricultural market however this will still be subject to the Environmental Permitting Legislation and will be sent to land using deployments.
Food and green waste from Local Authorities including Essex County Council, Hertfordshire County Council and Milton Keynes Council are bulked within their regions and then transported to St Ives in Cambridgeshire where it is processed to meet ABPR Regulatons (Animal By-Product Regulations). The organic waste goes through a meticulous process including monitoring and record keeping, quality control, sampling and testing in order to maintain the high quality compost produced and to comply with the PAS100 requirements. By achieving the independently verified PAS100 accreditation, this has allowed Enviridis to use the PAS100 logo.
The PAS 100 process and standard aims to develop a dynamic market for quality compost products, creating a valuable resource rather than a waste by-product. Enviridis’ first compost available for sale through the Envar Composting Facility in Cambridgeshire will be branded as Enrich – The Natural Choice.
Envar are working on a number of other organic products and will hope to market these during 2012 along with the Enrich compost.