Organics Tuesday 16 October 2018
1 October 2018

Gove signals boost for waste sector investment

Environment secretary Michael Gove has signalled that the government could implement measures to encourage investment in waste management technologies in its forthcoming waste strategy – news which has been long-awaited by the sector.

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

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25 September 2018

Co-op to roll-out compostable carrier bags

 

The Co-op has announced its plans to roll-out single use compostable carrier bags to almost 1,400 of its food stores. The retailer explained that after the bags are used to carry shopping, they can then be reused as food waste ...

20 September 2018

Compost quality ‘to improve’ with PAS 100 revisions

 

Revisions to make the compost quality standard – PAS 100 – “more robust” came into effect yesterday (19 September). Changes to the standard include a new clause to make clear the existing requirements for compost producers...

14 September 2018

North Yorks councils face cuts to recycling credits

 

District and borough councils in North Yorkshire may look to increase the charge for their garden waste collections due to changes in the way the county council issues recycling credits. Last week, North Yorkshire county council ...

3 September 2018

Renewi exits from UK organics sector

 

Renewi announced today (3 September) that it has completed a “strategic exit” from the UK organics sector with the sale of its 50% share in the Energen Cumbernauld anaerobic digestion facility in Scotland. The waste management...

30 August 2018

Severn Trent swoops for Agrivert in £120m deal

 

Organics recycling firm Agrivert is to be bought by the utilities company Severn Trent in a deal totalling £120 million, the two companies have announced today (30 August). The deal covers five food waste anaerobic digestion...

3 August 2018

Defra strategy ‘will not require’ food waste collections

 

Defra is set to exclude mandatory food waste collections by local authorities as a policy proposal for its forthcoming Resources and Waste Strategy. Following a recent meeting between the Organics Recycling Group of the Renewable ...

2 August 2018

Compostable cups get green light for composting sites

 

Garden waste composting facilities across the UK have been permitted to process certified compostable packaging materials, including cups and lids. They qualify if milk or cream fit for human consumption is the only animal by-...

1 August 2018

Bridgend conflicted over plastic liners

 

Bridgend county borough council in South Wales is looking at the potential of using plastic bags for the collection of food waste, despite an aim to be a 'plastic-free' borough. A spokesperson for the council confirmed that the ...

31 July 2018

Amey overcomes ‘teething problems’ in Milton Keynes

 

Amey's gasification plant in Milton Keynes is up and running, and despite some teething problems, it is now operating at expected levels of energy generation. The advanced thermal treatment (ATT) plant is one of three technologies...

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