Organics Saturday 27 August 2016

Hartlepool ‘energy park’ to bring £30m investment

EXCLUSIVE: Work is underway to deliver a new anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Hartlepool - capable of treating up to 110,000 tonnes of commercially-sourced food waste per year. The first phase of Biopower Group Ltd’s ‘green ...


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Robert-Behan-Olleco-crop 19 August 2016

Olleco chief in 900km cycle for charity


The head of waste oil recycling firm Olleco is to take on a seven-day endurance cycle ride across the Swiss Alps next month as part of a bid to raise £100,000 for charity. Robert Behan, chief executive of the organics recycling ...

Wirral council will be introducing one of two proposed food waste recycling schemes 3 August 2016

Wirral council weighs up food waste collection


Wirral council has launched a six-week consultation for residents on proposals to change domestic waste collection to best accommodate a new food waste service. Residents are being asked to comment on two options  — either ...

Rick Brunt with Jeremy Jacobs, technical director at ORG 21 July 2016

HSE calls for waste sector collaboration on safety


Cross-industry collaboration and support for small and medium sized waste businesses is needed if the sector is to improve its health and safety record, Rick Brunt, head of Agriculture, Waste and Recycling at HSE has said. Mr ...

Environment Agency 21 July 2016

EA plans to tackle sites without competent managers


Continuing concerns among regulators about a lack of technically competent managers at waste sites will mean that tougher requirements are introduced into legislation, a senior Environment Agency official has said. And, today (21 ...

Inside Knowaste's original West Bromwich plant, which closed in 2013 15 July 2016

Knowaste nappy recycling plant rejected


Knowaste’s revised plan to build a £15 million nappy recycling plant in Hayes, west London has been thrown out by Hillingdon council in a damning assessment of the proposals. Planning officers cited the proposed plant’s ...

The Efra committee will review the economic, social and environmental impact of food waste 14 July 2016

EFRA launches food waste inquiry


The Environment Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) parliamentary committee has launched an inquiry into the economic, social and environmental impact of food waste in England, with evidence submissions being sort by 13 September. ...

David Proctor, Milton Keynes council waste contracts manager, has high hopes for Amey's dry AD facility 13 July 2016

Cut and dried solution


The organics recycling sector is looking to sustainability, and dry digestion could be one of the upcoming trends. For decades anaerobic digestion has been seen as a relatively simple, cost-effective solution for breaking down ...

Linda Crichton and Ray Georgeson 8 July 2016

Action Plan to tackle ‘absurd’ levels of food waste


The amount of food thrown away in the UK has been described as “absurd” at the launch of an Action Plan designed to reduce and recycle the material in Birmingham yesterday (7 July). Ray Georgeson, chair of the steering ...

Kerslake and Cockell 2016 2 5 July 2016

Council pension funds back Leeming AD plant


Local authority pension funds have provided funding for an £18 million anaerobic digestion plant in Leeming, North Yorkshire which was officially opened at the start of July. Developed by Iona Capital and JFS & Associates...

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