Organics Thursday 25 May 2017
16 May 2017

Tesco outlines food waste tonnages

Supermarket giant Tesco produced a total of 46,684 tonnes of food waste across its UK operations including stores and distribution centres in 2016/17 – figures published yesterday (15 May) have suggested.


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16 May 2017

Ex-Bionova Recycling directors jailed over funding fraud


Two former directors of a company which supplied food waste digestion equipment have been jailed for falsifying financial details on an application for a loan from a government-backed investment scheme. Frederick Bartlett and ...

15 May 2017

WRAP highlights potential for growth in AD market


The UK’s anaerobic digestion (AD) sector could ‘double or triple in size’ by the end of the decade, a report by the sustainability and resources charity WRAP has suggested. 'The Organics Recycling Industry Status Report 2015...

11 May 2017

Dry weather impacts green waste tonnages


A number of organics recyclers have reported a reduction in tonnages of green waste into their sites in recent weeks, thought to have been caused by the prolonged period of dry weather across the country. According to the MET ...

2 May 2017

MPs call for WRAP food waste funding support


The House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Efra) Committee, has called for the government to continue to provide ‘adequate’ funding for the resources charity WRAP to continue work to tackle food waste. This was ...

26 April 2017

News in Brief (26/04/2017)


With news on: WRAP's AD liner guidance; Bexley's garden waste scheme; Powerday's employment scheme delegate; Waltham Forest's Repair Cafe; and, E H Hassell provides material handler to Top Gear.

20 April 2017

Coffey rules out mandatory food waste measures


Resources minister Therese Coffey appears to have ruled out mandatory measures to force councils to separately collect food waste, when questioned on the issue by MPs yesterday (19 April). And, the minister has also emphasised the...

18 April 2017

Biogen acquired by infrastructure investment firm


Organic waste processing firm Biogen has been sold by its joint venture owners – the services firm Kier and agriculture specialist Bedfordia Group – to an infrastructure investment company, Ancala Bioenergy Limited. The ...

4 April 2017

Belfast council to target food waste in residual bins


Belfast city council has launched a campaign aimed at preventing residents from disposing of food within residual waste and to increase the uptake in its separate food waste collections service. And, the ...

4 April 2017

Eco completes Parley biomass EfW plant


Eco Sustainable Solutions, the organics and wood waste reprocessing company, has completed work on its £6 million combined heat and power (CHP) plant in West Dorset. The plant ...

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