Organics Saturday 10 October 2015
MSP Richard Lochhead 7 October 2015

Scotland to set food waste reduction target

Scotland is to introduce a formal target for the reduction of food waste, the Scottish Government’s Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead has announced. The minister announced the proposal at the Scottish Resources Conference ...


This section shows the latest news article with past stories relevant to the organics sector including composting, food waste, AD and IVC processing.Or


Welsh Minister for Natural Rsources Carl Sargeant was among attendees at the Biogen AD plant opening last week (October 1) 5 October 2015

Biogen opens Bryn Pica AD plant in South Wales


Organics recycling firm Biogen’s 22,500 tonnes capacity anaerobic digestion (AD) facility in South Wales has been officially opened by Welsh Minister for Natural Resources, Carl Sargeant. Situated at the Bryn Pica former ...

(l-r): Richard Pugh, BGF and Keenan board members Jim Clark, Grant Keenan, Gregor Keenan and Mel Keenan (Photo: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media) 30 September 2015

Multi-million pound investment to fuel Keenan expansion


A family-owned composting business in eastern Scotland has announced the injection of around £2.2 million in finance from the Business Growth Fund, as it seeks to expand its operation across Scotland. Keenan Recycling, which is ...

Gent Fairhead & Co. has applied for a further planning variation on the application it submitted in 2010 29 September 2015

Gent Fairhead seeks further variation for Essex plant


The developer of an estimated 1.4 million tonne capacity energy recovery centre in Essex has applied to change the design and size of its facility, which would include increased throughput of waste-derived fuel. Gent Fairhead &...

Five actions would be particulalry effective in boosting England's recycling rates, according to the report 15 September 2015

Suez publishes ‘blueprint’ for meeting 2020 targets


A ‘blueprint’ for increasing England’s recycling rate to ensure the UK meets its target to recycle 50% of waste by 2020 is set to be published today (September 15) by recycling and waste management company Suez. The report, ...

Knowaste Image 2 14 September 2015

Knowaste submits plans for West London nappy plant


The company behind the UK’s first ever nappy recycling facility, Knowaste, has today (September 14) submitted plans to build a new facility in Hayes, West London. Knowaste is looking to invest around £14m in the development of ...

Kerry McCarthy speaking ahead of the Food Waste Reduction Bill reading last week (photo: Thom Undrell) 14 September 2015

Food waste champion McCarthy becomes shadow Defra minister


Bristol West MP Kerry McCarthy – a champion of laws to tackle food waste reduction and redistribution – has been appointed shadow environment secretary by new Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Ms McCarthy was included on Mr ...

Viridor managers at the graduation ceremony 14 September 2015

News in Brief (14/09/2015)


With news on: Hertfordshire AD achieves PAS 110; government grant for Advanced Plasma Power consortium; Viridor managers graduate; and, changes to Packaging (Essential Requirements) Regulations

Cllr Roger Hickford and Tom Coleman from Amey at the in-vessel composting facility at Waterbeach 14 September 2015

Cambridgeshire addresses £220,000 cost of contamination


A campaign has been launched in Cambridgeshire to help residents understand which bin to put their recycling in after plastic bags, clothes and even a toasted sandwich maker were found in food and garden waste collection bins. The...

Collections of mixed recyclables and refuse are carried out on alternate weeks in Exeter 11 September 2015

Exeter defends recycling record amid criticism


Exeter council has blamed its relatively low recycling rate on a lack of separate food waste collections in the city. The Devon-based authority also claims that it could ‘double’ its rate if householders stop putting ...

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