Organics Saturday 1 August 2015
Tesco (2) 4 June 2015

Tesco pilots app to donate food waste to charity

Retailer Tesco is to start trialling a scheme to cut food waste in its stores by using ‘FoodCloud’ app technology to donate surplus food to charity, it announced today (June 4). [caption id="attachment_96411" align="alignright...


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


Prior and Henson 31 July 2015

Andigestion chairman: AD investment ‘misguided’


The Green Investment Bank (GIB) is ‘misguided’ to be funding AD development in the UK, the chairman of Andigestion has suggested. Speaking to, Peter Prior has said he ‘would not be surprised’ if a ...

REPIC chief executive Philip Morton says he is 'encouraged' that people want to do the right thing with WEEE 21 July 2015

News in Brief 21/07/2015


With news on: Torbay incentive scheme; REPIC WEEE survey; Keenan central belt expansion; Defra bag charge artwork; and an Accent Wire acquisition

Prior and Henson 20 July 2015

Renewables ‘policy chaos’ claim at Cheltenham AD opening


Andigestion’s new £10 million anaerobic digestion facility in Cheltenham opened last week with a warning from the company’s chairman that Britain’s renewable energy policy “is in chaos”. Chairman, Peter Prior, said: "...

Residents in Stroud will also have access to food waste collections for the first time from October 2016 15 July 2015

Stroud split over fortnightly refuse collections


Residents in Stroud are divided over plans to reduce the frequency of refuse collections under the council’s upcoming contract with Ubico Ltd from late 2016. Under the plans, 52,000 households will see their black bag waste ...

Recycling rates in Birmingham have declined further following changes to green waste collections 8 July 2015

Birmingham reduces recycling target as rate falls


Birmingham city council is to downgrade its 2015/16 recycling target to just 30% - after a damning report revealed recycling within England’s largest local authority has declined. The 2014/15 performance monitoring report also ...

The New Earth MBT plant in Avonmouth reports 'process loss' of 9-11% each month 3 July 2015

New Earth councils claim discrimination over MBT


A number of local authorities who use New Earth Solutions treatment facilities are claiming that the Waste Data Flow reporting system is understating their composting rates because they use mechanical biological treatment plants. ...

Joined by schoolchildren at the official opening were: (l-r) Dan Ingram, Biowise director ; Lord Haskins; James Landau, Biowise managing director 30 June 2015

Biowise opens £4.5 million IVC near Hull


A state of the art in-vessel composting (IVC) facility developed by recycling company Biowise was officially opened by Lord Haskins yesterday (June 29), at Willerby, near Hull. Over 100 guests joined Lord Haskins and Biowise ...

Green Waste 26 June 2015

Bucks tenders biowaste treatment contracts


Buckinghamshire county council has begun tendering the latest round of interim biowaste waste treatment contracts on behalf of four local authorities – worth a combined value of more than £2 million. The contracts, which will ...

Dr Liz Goodwin has been awarded an OBE 25 June 2015

Circular economy package must ‘reinvent what’s possible’, says WRAP


Fresh on the back of WRAP’s new five-year plan, ceo Liz Goodwin has called for the new EU Circular Economy Package to “reinvent what’s possible” and for a focus on food waste. The WRAP charity’s five-year plan launched ...

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