A EUROPEAN Commission report Wastes Spread on Land has called for special care to be taken with the disposal of abattoir blood, guts and bones in this way, to minimise environmental problems. The study was written because of the increasing demand to reuse and recycle waste, and concludes that with abbatoir waste, "it is imperative that land application is handled with great care." It says that spreading should take account of the existing level of soil nutrition, so plants can consume trace elements, avoiding excess nutrients leaching into ...

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