Labels And Biosolids: A Deeper Understanding of The Role of Labels In Biosolids Management



Have you ever bought a bag of biosolids? If you have, then you know that there are so many symbols, labels, tags, etc. that you have to know and consider before buying a brand of biosolids. It’s not a simple yes or no. It’s not just about a low-cost brand or a high-end one. There are many components to biosolids management, and the proper labeling of the final product is just one of the important factors in distributing and dispersing biosolids.

Customer satisfaction and trust

When the biosolids bag is properly labeled if it’s a Class A or Class B biosolids, people will know what to expect, as well as how to use it in terms of land application. Class B biosolids, for example, should not be used in land and soil near water resources or near bodies of water that could potentially stream through the waterways that people use.

Class A and Class A EQ, on the other hand, are the safest bet when it comes to this type of organic fertilizer. The Class A and Class A EQ biosolids can be used on agricultural land, forestlands, ranches, and gardens.

The public has also been more accepting of biosolids when the labels say it is Class A and Class A EQ. They will trust the product more knowing that it has been treated to remove all percentage of pathogens and harmful contaminants. Proper labeling will also satisfy the customers’ expectations.

Increased knowledge and understanding

The difficulties and challenges that biosolids face today could be removed by an increased dissemination of information about this waste management treatment process. However, since we cannot literally drag people in front of their computers to bombard them with videos and research papers relating to biosolids, as well as persuade them to attend the various seminars, conferences, and public talks that are being organized for the deeper understanding of biosolids, we are left with the option of subtly informing them about the benefits (and the dangers) of using biosolids.

One of the most effective way to do that is to label biosolids package properly. This means not only categorizing the biosolids as Class A or Class B, but also producing a little leaflet, a little pocket of information for customers to get to know a little more about biosolids—how they are treated, processed, packed, and distributed. This would help a lot in gaining the trust of the clients, and in increasing their understanding about biosolids.

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