HERE IS THE LATEST NEWS FROM THE BIOSOLIDS ASSURANCE SCHEME

BAS Certified Biosolids to become a requirement of Red Tractor Assurance Posted on August 11, 2021

From 1st November 2021, BAS Certified Biosolids will be a requirement of the Red Tractor Assurance Standards – it is currently only a recommendation. This demonstrates the importance of quality assurance on agricultural inputs to the food chain. Farmers/landowners can check the certification status of any biosolids they use under Certification here – the Chains…

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Position Statement on Water Resources Regulations (Wales) Posted on April 8, 2021

Assured Biosolids has published a BAS Standard Position Statement on the Water Resources (Control of Agricultural Pollution) (Wales) Regulations 2021. The Welsh Government have introduced the regulations to reduce losses of pollutants from agriculture to the environment. The regulations effectively apply Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZ) requirements to the whole of Wales, which previously applied to…

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ABL Approved Laboratory List – Issue 13 Posted on January 15, 2021

Assured Biosolids Ltd has published an updated version of their ABL Approved Laboratory List – Issue 13, which can be downloaded here or from ABL Documents. The list has been updated following this year’s submissions from laboratories and in line with ABL’s laboratory approval process. This ensures that analysis used by BAS Members relating to…

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Position Statement on Recycling of Biosolids to Agricultural Land Posted on October 27, 2020

Assured Biosolids has just published a Position Statement on the Recycling of Biosolids to Agricultural Land. This document details the benefits and potential concerns associated with recycling biosolids to agricultural land. The Position Statement concludes that biosolids is a valuable source of nutrients and stable organic matter and that there is no evidence to suggest…

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Revised BAS Standard Published Posted on July 22, 2020

Assured Biosolids Ltd has just published the new BAS Standard Issue 5, which can be downloaded here and  from Scheme Documents. BAS Standard Issue 5 will be active from the 1st October 2020 and as such Issue 4 is still available, also under Scheme documents, as this will still be valid until the 30th September…

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Coronavirus Position Statement – June 2020 Posted on June 2, 2020

As part of the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak researchers and public health experts, in conjunction with the Water Industry, are increasingly testing wastewaters and sewage sludge to estimate the disease burden in the associated community. This testing utilises genetic material (typically ribonucleic acid – RNA), so even if the virus has been destroyed and/or…

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Coronavirus Position Statement – May 2020 Posted on May 18, 2020

Assured Biosolids has published a revised Position Statement on coronavirus in relation to biosolids treatment and recycling to agricultural land – it has been updated to reflect information published since the previous version was issued. Importantly the conclusion remains that the available evidence suggests it would be highly unlikely that the COVID-19 virus can survive in…

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Coronavirus Position Statement Posted on March 31, 2020

Assured Biosolids has just published a Position Statement on coronavirus in relation to biosolids treatment and recycling. In summary the available evidence suggests it would be highly unlikely that the COVID-19 virus can survive in sewage or sludge for long, which when combined with the controls and barriers in the BAS further reduce the likelihood…

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ABL Approved laboratory list updated – Issue 11 Posted on March 11, 2020

Assured Biosolids Ltd has published their ABL Approved Laboratory List Issue 11, which can be downloaded from ABL Documents. This follows the requirement for laboratories to participate in a recognised proficiency testing scheme for all methods used by BAS Members relating to sludge treatment and biosolids recycling to land. The listed laboratories are approved to…

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ABL Approved laboratory list updated again – Issue 10 Posted on October 22, 2019

Assured Biosolids Ltd has just published ABL Approved Laboratory List Issue 10, which can be downloaded from Scheme Documents. This follows an additional laboratory approval. The listed laboratories are approved to provide the services identified to BAS Members. The approval system ensures that analysis used by Members for quality control is from a known and…

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