Organics Thursday 30 March 2017
10 March 2017

Food sector warns of packaging and recycling ‘trade-off’

A ‘trade-off’ has to be made between recycling and the choice of packaging used for food and drinks products, the sector’s trade body warned today. The cautionary note comes in a packaging checklist published by the Food &...


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


22 March 2017

Coffey’s food waste committee hearing cut short


A parliamentary committee hearing into food waste involving the resources minister Therese Coffey was cut short this afternoon (22 March), due to a major incident outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster. Dr Coffey was ...

22 March 2017

Bucks partners with Olio on food waste prevention


Buckinghamshire county council has partnered with the food-sharing mobile phone app provider Olio as part of its effort reduce food waste in the county. Olio is a free app that connects residents, businesses and charities with ...

6 March 2017

News in Brief (06/03/2017)


With news on: Welsh councils' recycling rates; Amey addresses safety; MPs visit Bio Collectors, and; ReFood joins Manchester Food Board.

3 March 2017

WRAP’s Gover defends Courtauld ambition


WRAP chief executive Marcus Gover has defended the ambition of signatories to the Courtauld Commitment – which has a voluntary target to reduce food waste from the grocery supply chain by 20% by 2025. The comments came in ...

27 February 2017

Retailers urged to tackle food waste via labelling


Retailers could reduce an estimated 350,000 tonnes of avoidable household food waste per year via changes to packaging and ‘Use By’ dates, a survey by WRAP has claimed today (27 February). The Retailer Survey – which is used...

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 ...

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...

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