As compost use in agriculture increases, there is an urgent need to
evaluate the specific environmental benefits and impacts as compared
with other types of fertilizers and soil amendments. This studyreviews the recent
progresses made in the quantification of the positive effects associated
to biowaste compost use on land by using life cycle assessment (LCA). A
total of nine environmental benefits were identified in an extensive
literature review and quantitative figures for each benefit were drawn
and classified into short-, mid-, and long-term.