Organics Wednesday 10 February 2016
Dr Liz Goodwin addresses delegates at the Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum seminar in London 19 January 2016

Circular Economy speakers grilled amid food waste frustration

Voluntary agreements have a role to play in ensuring businesses limit or recycle food waste in England, representatives from WRAP and the European Commission have insisted. WRAP chief executive officer Dr Liz Goodwin considered ...


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The research by WRAP aims to boost confidence amongst farmers in the use of compost from garden waste (picture: 9 February 2016

WRAP research aims to build compost ‘confidence’


New research has been published in a bid to boost confidence amongst farmers and crop growers in the use of ‘renewable fertilisers’ such as digestate and compost. Published by WRAP,

Defra minister Rory Stewart 5 February 2016

Stewart: Labour food waste bill includes ‘perverse incentives’


Waste and recycling minister Rory Stewart has criticised a Labour-backed bill for including “perverse incentives” for retailers on food waste. During Defra ministerial questions in the House of Commons yesterday (February ...

Halton collects a fee from residents for the collection of garden waste 5 February 2016

PAS 100 compost standard set for review


VIDEO REPORT: The PAS 100 compost quality standard is likely to be reviewed within the next 12 months to reflect changing market conditions for the composting sector. The compost certification scheme, which is overseen by ...

The separate glass collection trial could start in Monmouthshire in summer 2016 4 February 2016

Monmouthshire considers separate glass collection trial


A Monmouthshire council committee has recommended undertaking a six-month trial of separating glass from other dry recyclables at the kerbside, with the aim of improving material quality and reducing its recycling costs. ...

One of the BigBelly solar bins used in the trial 2 February 2016

Islington pressing ahead with kerbside food waste switch


A trial to scrap weekly kerbside food waste service in Islington in favour of communal collection bins looks set to be rolled out as a permanent measure across the borough in 2016 with the aim of saving £1 million a year. A...

Biffa to create a network of five food waste transfer stations across the UK 1 February 2016

Biffa invests in food waste transfer stations across the UK


Waste management company Biffa is investing £1.5 million to create a network of five food waste transfer stations across the UK. The stations will be used to collect and sort food waste before it is sent to be treated at the ...

The food waste pilot scheme will inform future thinking for waste management strategies 1 February 2016

Belfast to launch segregated food waste collection pilot


Belfast City Council is starting a weekly food waste collection pilot scheme in the areas of Stranmillis and Malone. The collections start tomorrow, 2 February, for 8 weeks and will see the areas move from a brown bin for ...

Kerry McCarthy Food Waste Bill missed its slot in parliament today 29 January 2016

Food waste bill misses parliamentary slot


The second reading of the Food Waste (Reduction) Bill missed its slot in the House of Commons today (29 January) due to an overrunning first bill and two urgent questions and now seems more likely to fail.  The non-hearing of...

The Food Waste Bill will have a second reading in Parliament tomorrow 28 January 2016

Labour to face off with government on food waste bill


Defra has confirmed it will not be supporting mandatory measures to force business to reduce food waste under the Food Waste (Reduction) Bill, which is due to have its second reading in Parliament tomorrow (29 January). The ...

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