Organics Saturday 14 December 2019
12 December 2019

Food waste collections ‘need central funding’

Increased central government funding is essential if councils are to meet the 2023 deadline to introduce separate food waste collections. The need for the funding support was emphasised by to Hillary Tanner, policy advisor at the ...


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


20 November 2019

Lib Dems outline waste pledges in 2019 manifesto


The Liberal Democrats have outlined a series of pledges on waste and recycling in the party’s General Election manifesto, including a 70% recycling target and proposal to end waste plastic exports by 2030. The manifesto is ...

20 November 2019

Cheshire East announces food waste roll out


Cheshire East council is to roll out a food waste recycling service from  January 2020 as part of efforts to reach a 65% recycling rate by 2035. The new service has been announced at a time when the council – which recorded a ...

11 November 2019

ADBA writes to party leaders outlining ‘wish list’


The UK Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) has written to all national party leaders setting out a ‘wish list’ of actions it would like government to take to bring clarity to the sector. The letter outlined...

11 November 2019

Biogen acquires Weston-super-Mare AD site


Food waste and anaerobic digestion (AD) specialists Biogen has acquired a 1.1 MW anaerobic digestion (AD) site in Somerset from Enovert. The facility, at Weston-super-Mare was acquired from Enovert for an undisclosed sum and ...

6 November 2019

‘More awareness needed’ over plastics in compost


Organics recyclers are calling for more to be done to improve the quality of green waste feedstock collected at the kerbside. The call to action this week (November 5) comes in the wake of the Environment Agency launching a ...

5 November 2019

Plastic reduction ‘needs to be done carefully’


Public concern surrounding plastic packaging in supermarkets has grown over the past year, but its removal needs to be done carefully to avoid food waste. That was the verdict from WRAP’s latest Retail Survey released today (5 ...

31 October 2019

Halloween news round-up (31/10/19)


With news on; Oxford blames pumpkins for November food waste spike; Try second hand costumes this Halloween, says Zero Waste Scotland; Tewkesbury warns residents about Halloween plastic waste; ReFood urges action on pumpkin waste, and; ...

23 October 2019

Denbighshire pushes ahead with monthly collections


The Welsh county of Denbighshire is pushing ahead with its plans to overhaul its waste collections including the microchipping of food waste caddies. The £15.1 million overhaul will include a move to monthly residual ...

22 October 2019

Vegware provides guidance for processors


Compostable packaging producer Vegware has released new visual guidance for biowaste processors handling their products. With increasing volumes of compostable packaging entering processing facilities, Vegware says that its ...