Yes, according to the certification standard SPCR 120. The cities of Eskilstuna, Linköping, Oslo, Kalmar and Halmstad are examples that apply optical sorting and have modern facilities that guarantee that food waste can be used for biogas production as well as biologically fertilizer.

Inspections from different pretreatment facilities for food waste show that the biogas and bio fertilizer quality does not depend on whether the food waste is collected in a plastic or paper bags.