Organics Thursday 20 February 2020
19 February 2020

Merseyside councils to vote on food collections

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) is to put the decision on a Liverpool-wide food waste collection service to the city’s district waste collection authorities. Options for the adoption of a weekly food waste ...


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


17 February 2020

Keenan and Suez agree Aberdeen extension


Keenan Recycling has agreed a five-year extension to its contract with Suez to treat Aberdeen’s household garden and food waste. Suez has been in partnership with the Aberdeen-based organic waste recycling company since 2002...

14 February 2020

Defra calls out public’s food waste ‘denial’


Concerns have been expressed by a Defra representative about a supposedly high level of 'denial' amongst the public regarding the issue of food waste. Nicola Hopley, food waste team leader at the department, was speaking on a ...

12 February 2020

Organics group to celebrate 25 years


The composting and wider organics sector's trade group will be celebrating a 25th anniversary at its annual conference and gala dinner next month. Founded as the Composting Association in 1995 the organisation went on in 2008 ...

10 February 2020

Defra vows to back councils on food collections


Defra has today (10 February) said it will “work closely” with local authorities to fulfil the government’s commitment to roll out separate household food waste collection across England by 2023. The promise follows calls ...

6 February 2020

Bracknell Forest opts for three-weekly collections


Bracknell Forest council is to introduce weekly food waste collections from October 2020, while the frequency of refuse collection will change to once every three weeks. The proposals were approved by executive councillors at a ...

6 February 2020

WRAP unveils compostable plastic guide


Choosing a compostable material is not enough for producers “to negate the impact” of plastic pollution, resources charity WRAP said today (6 February). And, producers should avoid using terms such as 100% compostable to ...

6 February 2020

Food waste collections considered in Liverpool


Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority is to meet tomorrow, 7 February, to discuss the available options for the early adoption of a weekly food waste collection service in Liverpool. The move follows the introduction of the ...

3 February 2020

Councils share best food waste practices


Speaking at the National Food Waste Conference at the Cavendish Conference Centre in London last week (30 January), representatives from London Borough of Enfield and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) agreed that effective and ...

31 January 2020

Government plans first ‘Food Waste Action Week’


Plans for the country's first ever ‘Food Waste Action Week’ have been announced by the Government alongside a £1.5 funding pot to help change people’s behaviour regarding food and transform food waste into other materials. ...