Organics Sunday 18 August 2019
14 August 2019

Rochdale releases food waste consultation results

Most Rochdale residents know what should be put in their food waste bin, a consultation carried out by the borough council has found – but despite this many people still put food waste in their residual bin. [caption id="...


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7 August 2019

News in brief (07/08/2019)


With news on: WRAP Global gets funding for food waste project in Mexico; Scottish DRS could see 90% litter reduction; East Kent Recycling gets permission for two new sites; and, Magnum launches recycled ice-cream tubs.

26 July 2019

News in brief (26/07/19)


With news on: waste food from farming costs UK £1.2b; Merlin attractions get Coca Cola reverse vending machines; Waitrose launches recycled packaging for ready meals; Mansfield MRF gets new welcome sign; N. Ireland figures show municipal waste ...

25 July 2019

Waste collectors fight through heatwave


Rising summer temperatures are putting waste and recycling collections under pressure, as councils look to protect crews from the heat and, in particular, tackle food waste issues. With temperatures set to reach 38C in parts ...

24 July 2019

News in brief (24/07/19)


With news on: Suez awards £20k to green projects in Doncaster; Hampshire food waste scheme gets 1,000 sign ups in a month; Dunton Environmental pushes forward with land remediation, and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough back SCRAP

17 July 2019

Businesses may face mandatory food waste reporting


Mandatory reporting of food waste could be introduced for businesses if they fail to address the issue, Defra’s food surplus and waste champion told an event in Westminster this week (16 July). Ben Elliot – who advises the ...

16 July 2019

AD needs greater role in emissions targets, says ADBA


Government must push ahead with plans to mandate separate food waste collections, if climate change goals are to be met, according to the UK’s food waste treatment sector. This is according to the Anaerobic Digestion and ...

15 July 2019

Exeter plots overhaul of kerbside recycling service


Kerbside glass and food waste collections are set to be introduced in Exeter, as the city council also looks to move to a three-weekly cycle for residual waste collections. The move to introduce a kerbside service for food ...

Food waste at the Agrivert facility 10 July 2019

Climate Change Committee waste target splits opinion


A recommendation from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) to ban biodegradable waste to landfill by 2025 has split opinion within the waste and resources industry. The CCC – a think tank on climate change, led by the former ...

4 July 2019

Scotland sees rise in food waste processing


Laws to force businesses to recycle their food waste have contributed to a 40% increase in the amount of organic waste treated at Scotland’s anaerobic digestion (AD) and composting plants since 2013. This is according to figures...