Organics Monday 6 July 2015
Joined by schoolchildren at the official opening were: (l-r) Dan Ingram, Biowise director ; Lord Haskins; James Landau, Biowise managing director 30 June 2015

Biowise opens £4.5 million IVC near Hull

A state of the art in-vessel composting (IVC) facility developed by recycling company Biowise was officially opened by Lord Haskins yesterday (June 29), at Willerby, near Hull. Over 100 guests joined Lord Haskins and Biowise ...


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


The New Earth MBT plant in Avonmouth reports 'process loss' of 9-11% each month 3 July 2015

New Earth councils claim discrimination over MBT


A number of local authorities who use New Earth Solutions treatment facilities are claiming that the Waste Data Flow reporting system is understating their composting rates because they use mechanical biological treatment plants. ...

Green Waste 26 June 2015

Bucks tenders biowaste treatment contracts


Buckinghamshire county council has begun tendering the latest round of interim biowaste waste treatment contracts on behalf of four local authorities – worth a combined value of more than £2 million. The contracts, which will ...

Dr Liz Goodwin has been awarded an OBE 25 June 2015

Circular economy package must ‘reinvent what’s possible’, says WRAP


Fresh on the back of WRAP’s new five-year plan, ceo Liz Goodwin has called for the new EU Circular Economy Package to “reinvent what’s possible” and for a focus on food waste. The WRAP charity’s five-year plan launched ...

The cost of Scottish government-imposed food waste collections is a factor in forthcoming staff cuts at the city council 24 June 2015

Glasgow blames Scottish food waste policy for staff cuts


EXCLUSIVE: Glasgow city council leader Gordon Matheson has blamed in part the ‘unavoidable’ cost pressures of city-wide food waste collections on an impending reduction in its staff numbers. Cllr Matheson singled out the ...

Islington cover 16 June 2015

Islington to scrap kerbside food waste collections


EXCLUSIVE: In a shock move, Islington council, a pioneer of kerbside food waste collections, is to scrap the service in favour of communal collection points. The North London authority, which received money from WRAP for its work ...

Rory Stewart, MP for Penrith and The Border, photo credit : Bob Collier/PA Wire 12 June 2015

Stewart favours ‘local’ food waste measures


Defra under-secretary Rory Stewart has made his first public comments on waste since being handed the portfolio by Defra last week – hinting that he favours a localist approach to tackling food waste. Mr Stewart was speaking ...

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Tesco pilots app to donate food waste to charity


Retailer Tesco is to start trialling a scheme to cut food waste in its stores by using ‘FoodCloud’ app technology to donate surplus food to charity, it announced today (June 4). Working with food redistribution charity ...

ReFood's AD facility in Doncaster has undergone a £6m expansion and now processes up to 160,000 tonnes of food waste each year 2 June 2015

ReFood completes £6m Doncaster AD expansion


German-owned food waste recycler ReFood has completed a £6 million expansion of its Doncaster anaerobic digestion (AD) facility, which the firm now claims is the largest plant of its kind in the UK. After an ‘extensive ...

(L-R) ORG technical director Jeremy Jacobs speaks to BBC Countryfile presenter Tom Heap 26 May 2015

Compost contamination issue highlighted on BBC TV


An organic waste recycling sector body has renewed calls for better communication to tackle garden waste contamination after the problem was highlighted on BBC’s Countryfile TV programme on Sunday evening (May 24). ...

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