Minister Creeds Helps Awards Certificates in Composting

Minister Creeds Helps Awards Certificates in Composting

Last week at an Awards Ceremony held in the Royal College of Physicians, Minister Creed helps hand out the ‘Cré – Institute of Technology Sligo Certificate in Compost Facility Operation’.

With increasing amount of composting happening the trained students are all actively working in the sector as either operating plants or regulating plants.  22 people completed the course and were various backgrounds of being regulators, compost site operators and consultants.

The use of compost in its role of carbon sequestration in Irish soils was discussed at the event and everyone acknowledge the role to keep carbon locally in Irish soils is needed. A recent survey showed that nearly 100,000 of compost is generated in Ireland this is set to increase rapidly in the next few years as more poultry manure and brown bin materials is composted.



Caption: Minister Creed, Dr. Michele Glacken (IT Sligo) and Percy Foster (Cré) with the students who got awarded the Certificate in Compost Facility Operation.