Organics Friday 28 July 2017
7 June 2017

PAS100 revision to include contaminants review

The UK’s compost certification standard – PAS100 – is to be revised in the face of policy changes and questions over factors such as physical contaminants which might be found in compost. The potential for E.coli in compost is also ...


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


24 July 2017

Viridor embarks on food waste CO2 trial


Waste management firm Viridor has begun a government-backed trial to use resources including carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) harvested from landfill, to plough back into the land as a fertiliser. The project, with ...

13 July 2017

Agrivert unveils £14m AD facility near London


Organic waste business, Agrivert, opened its £14m anaerobic digestion (AD) facility yesterday (12 July). Sited in Colney, North London, the plant is expected to process 50,000 tonnes of food and liquid wastes each year.

ReFood 1 10 July 2017

ReFood opens Dagenham AD facility


Food waste recycling company, ReFood, opened a ‘state-of-the-art’ anaerobic digestion (AD) facility in Dagenham on Friday (7 July), with a capacity to divert 160,000 tonnes of food waste a year. The plant, which was a £32m ...

6 July 2017

Agrivert completes PAS110 for AD plants


Food waste recycler Agrivert has announced that it has gained PAS110 on both its new North London and South Wales AD facilities, located near St Albans in Hertfordshire and Bridgend in Wales. The company said that the PAS110 was ...

4 July 2017

‘Name and shame’ over food waste, says McCarthy


'Naming and shaming' of retailers is the way forward in terms of encouraging supermarkets to tackle food waste, Kerry McCarthy MP declared this week. Speaking at All-Party Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group (APSRG) food ...

1 June 2017

Waste sector in policy call to next government


A week ahead of the General Election, the waste management sector’s ‘Trade Association Group’, has issued a call for the next government to set out a long term policy for waste and resource management. The grouping says ...

30 May 2017

Campaigners call for ‘ambition’ in Circular Economy negotiations


Environmental campaign groups have called for the EU’s Council and Commission to back proposals agreed by the European Parliament to reduce food waste across the continent. Talks began today (30 May) to set the future direction ...

16 May 2017

Tesco outlines food waste tonnages


Supermarket giant Tesco produced a total of 46,684 tonnes of food waste across its UK operations including stores and distribution centres in 2016/17 – figures published yesterday (15 May) have suggested.

16 May 2017

Ex-Bionova Recycling directors jailed over funding fraud


Two former directors of a company which supplied food waste digestion equipment have been jailed for falsifying financial details on an application for a loan from a government-backed investment scheme. Frederick Bartlett and ...

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