Organics Sunday 26 February 2017
24 February 2017

Cost of food waste collections in spotlight

A cost projection for the introduction of separate food waste collections by every council in England was met with scepticism at the National Food Waste Conference in London yesterday (23 February). In her opening address at the ...


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


23 February 2017

Charity news round-up (23/02/2017)


The latest charity news stories from the waste and recycling sector, including: Tandridge's Simon Mander to tackle London Marathon; FCC Greatmoor donation; Christmas tree appeal, and; Andigestion donates to pavilion cause.

20 February 2017

Local authority news round-up (20/02/2017)


With news on: Bolton's slim bins roll-out; Edinburgh green waste changes; West Devon implements collection charge, and; South Northants recycling rise.

17 February 2017

Veolia completes CHP installation at Rose Hill AD plant


Veolia has been awarded a contract to design and manage a 520kWe biogas-fired CHP energy plant on behalf of Rose Hill Recycling in Gloucestershire. The CHP plant is fuelled using biogas derived from mixed food waste collected from...

14 February 2017

Liverpool opts against food waste collection in recycling drive


Liverpool city council has opted not to introduce separate food waste collections in its bid to boost recycling levels, due to a lack of regional infrastructure to process the material. A report to be considered by the council’s...

9 February 2017

News in Brief (09/02/2017)


With news on: REA slams AD subsidy setback; Solar Park to power Swindon HWRC; Waitrose launches CNG-fuelled fleet; 'Recyclability by Design' guidelines revised, and; Ward Recycling director cuts ribbon on community project  

8 February 2017

Torridge considers switch back to kerbside sorting


Torridge district council could reinstate kerbside sorting of recyclables, 18 months after its collection contractor South Molton Recycle entered administration. The Devon-based local authority will bring back the collection ...

2 February 2017

ReFood to expand capacity of Widnes AD plant


Organic waste treatment firm ReFood is to expand its £24 million Widnes anaerobic digestion plant to handle up to 150,000 tonnes of food waste per year. The expansion is being brought about through the installation of a new £1....

2 February 2017

ADBA’s Morton questions enforcement of waste hierarchy


ADBA chief executive Charlotte Morton has claimed that UK regulators are failing to enforce the waste hierarchy in allowing food waste to be sent to energy from waste (EfW) plants. Speaking before the Environment, Food and Rural ...

31 January 2017

Organics recyclers hail ‘good news for soils’


Organics recyclers have welcomed the publication of two studies confirming that the risks from using certified compost and digestates in agriculture are ‘acceptably low or negligible’. The reports - entitled ‘

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