Organics Friday 24 November 2017
22 November 2017

WRAP consistency work presents ‘mixed picture’

Work carried out by WRAP into the business case for greater consistency shows a ‘mixed picture’ in terms of the strengths of implementing the framework. The Waste and Resources Action Plan (WRAP) this week published a summary ...


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


15 November 2017

Earnside Energy secures contract with New Star


Perthshire-based organics recycler, Earnside Energy, has secured a contract with waste management broker, New Star Environmental Limited of Buckingham, to process retail food waste in Scotland. As part of the contract, food waste...

10 November 2017

Balance needed over food waste and plastic liners, says WRAP


Operators of anaerobic digestor plants have signalled that concerns about plastic being found in digestate for spreading on fields will be reduced if guidance published this week by WRAP is followed. But, it is unclear what ...

9 November 2017

BBIA and Ellen MacArthur Foundation call for oxo plastics ban


The Bio-Based and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA) has announced it is one of over 150 companies endorsing a call from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to ban oxo-degradable plastic packaging. According to BBIA, oxo-...

8 November 2017

MBT organic residues processing for Envar compost site


An application has been submitted to the Environment Agency for a major expansion of Envar’s Woodhurst composting facility in Cambridgeshire to handle other organics, such as organic residues from MBT plants. Currently the site...

31 October 2017

Public encouraged to tackle pumpkin waste


Companies and organisations in the waste management sector are encouraging the public to find solutions for their leftover pumpkins this Halloween in an effort to tackle food waste. Oxfordshire residents are being encouraged to ...

24 October 2017

Safety warning after Jack Moody Recycling fined


The HSE has reiterated the need for proper risk management procedures when pedestrians and “large industrial machinery” are working closely together. The reminder came in the wake of the prosecution last Friday (October 20) of...

16 October 2017

Garden waste features at LARAC 2017


The benefits and challenges of introducing charges for garden waste collection were discussed in workshops on the second day of the annual LARAC Conference in Nottingham last week (12 October). The session was chaired by LARAC...

10 October 2017

Mills to join Iona and new director at Amey


Two senior appointments have been announced within the waste management sector with Peter Mills, managing director of Panda (UK), moving to private equity firm Iona Capital and Amey appointing Simon Houlahan as southern business director.

9 October 2017

Agency reaffirms ‘topsoil use’ for PAS100 compost


The Environment Agency has issued fresh guidance on 'manufactured topsoil', which is likely to be of benefit to producers of compost to the PAS100 standard. The guidance, published on 6 October 2017, has been issued as 'Regulatory...

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