Organics Friday 27 March 2015
Caroline Lucas MP addressed the Green Party's key campaign themes at the launch in London 26 March 2015

Green Party draft manifesto includes food waste ban to landfill

A ban on food waste to landfill and a 70% recycling target by 2020 are just two draft proposals that could feature in the Green Party’s general election manifesto. And, the Greens would also aim to increase national spending on ...


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


Allan Kane (l) welcomes Daniel Tomlinson (r) 25 March 2015

Appointments round-up 25/03/15


With news on: Viridor appoints South East regional director; Blue Group promotes from within; Stadler appoints manager in Milton Keynes; and, Andigestion welcomes manager for its Bishops Cleeve AD plant ...

The annual Organics Recycling Conference 2015 took place at Horwood House near Milton Keynes 16 March 2015

Maddan hails growth of organics sector


The organics recycling industry has been hailed as a sector which has grown from being “a tiny little pea to a 10 million tonne vine”. The analogy was drawn last week by Alexander Maddan, chair of the Organics Recycling Group ...

9 March 2015

Biowise to complete Hull IVC development


East Riding recycling firm Biowise has secured around £4 million in funding for the development of a 60,000 tonnes-per-year in-vessel composting facility in Willerby near Hull. It follows the award of a 10-year contract by ...

The report forecasts that the AD sector will play a valuable role in the UK's  bioeconomy 6 March 2015

AD operators ‘could aid’ food waste collection costs


Anaerobic digestion operators may need to contribute to food waste collection costs to ensure the future supply of ‘quality’ feedstock, a cross-departmental government working group has suggested. The findings are part of the ...

The report forecasts that the AD sector will play a valuable role in the UK's  bioeconomy 26 February 2015

AD capacity to increase ‘fourfold’ by 2017


The number of anaerobic digestion plants in the UK has almost doubled in four years with capacity due to increase ‘fourfold’ by 2017, a report published by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has revealed.

Grant Keenan welcomed the councils' decision to reward the contract to the firm 25 February 2015

Keenan Recycling awarded £2.7m Moray contract


Scottish firm Keenan Recycling has been awarded a five-year contract to treat mixed organic waste on behalf of Moray council. The Aberdeenshire-based company will treat around 12,000 tonnes of municipal food and green waste each ...

The AD plant at Lowbrook Farm in Dorset 24 February 2015

Dorset AD operator prosecuted over toxic gas death


A Dorset farm owner and his two businesses are facing costs totalling £135,000 following the death in 2009 of a 29-year-old worker who was exposed to toxic gases during the maintenance of an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant at the farm.

Email correspondence includes graphics to demonstrate the extent of food wastage in Warwickshire 19 February 2015

Warwickshire begins ‘largest’ e-marketing food waste drive


The Warwickshire Waste Partnership has this month rolled out a joint campaign to encourage residents to ensure that more of their food waste is diverted from landfill. The campaign, a part of Warwickshire’s ‘Grey to Green ...

The London Assembly's environment committee has lobbied the Mayor to boost food waste collections in the capital 19 February 2015

London Assembly calls for more separate food waste collections


Around half of all households in London do not have access to separate food waste collections, a critical report published by the London Assembly Environment Committee today has found. The report:

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