Environmental policy and composting in the 1950s

DSCF2103 (sml)Arnaud Page, visiting the Archives from Paris-Sorbonne University. Arnaud is researching environmental history, land management and British government policy. In particular he is looking at policies on domestic composting for agricultural purposes in the 1950s.

From the Zuckerman Archive he is consulting the vast collection of papers of the Natural Resources (Technical) Committee (NRTC). The Committee was constituted by the Lord President of the Council in November 1950 “to advise on technical problems of the development, use and conservation of natural resources”. It was chaired by Solly Zuckerman.CyberViewX v5.15.45 Model Code=54 F/W Version=1.03

The NRTC papers are listed on the Archives Hub

Zuckerman Archive

See also the archive of John Hill, farmer and MP (from 1955-1974) who was active on agricultural select committees in the 1960s.

Photo: Blyford Estate, Hill Papers.

Postscript: Arnaud Page’s article Fertility from Urban Wastes? The case for composting in Great Britain, 1920s-1960s was published in the journal Environment and History in January 2018.