Organics Friday 26 February 2021
25 February 2021

Biffa snaps up Company Shop Group

Biffa plc announced today (25 February) that it has acquired the UK’s “largest redistributor of surplus food”, the Company Shop Limited, for an upfront cost of £82.5 million. Biffa says the move marks a “significant ...


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


24 February 2021

Opinion: ‘Councils are unsung heroes in reducing food waste’


With Food Waste Action Week beginning on 1 March, Sarah Clayton, head of citizen behaviour at WRAP, examines what the resources charity wants to achieve with its event. OPINION: ...

22 February 2021

WRAP lays out 2025 targets for waste-free world


Resources charity WRAP has said a blueprint it has published for a “waste-free world by 2025”, is “one of the most important publications” in its 20 year history. Published recently after being circulated among ...

19 February 2021

Food waste collections to resume in Glasgow


Food waste collections from flats and tenements in Glasgow have been restored, nearly a year since the service was suspended in March 2020, Glasgow city council has announced. Grey food waste bins across the city will now be ...

18 February 2021

Consultations will have food waste ‘transition timelines’


Second consultations on the Environment Bill will include a focus on “transition timelines” for the proposed move to mandatory food waste collections. The timelines idea was explained by Defra waste and recycling policy ...

16 February 2021

Paper Round installs compostables sorting line


London-based recycling and waste management company Paper Round has announced the commissioning of a new “compostables specific” sorting line at its materials recycling facility (MRF) in Purfleet, Essex. The line will be ...

10 February 2021

Organics firms face plastic contamination crackdown


The current PAS100 standard for compost allows 150 plastic bags per tonne to be spread on land, the Environment Agency has warned. The figure comes as the Agency explains its plans for a crackdown on contamination in the organics recycling ...

3 February 2021

Food waste capacity hits 6m tonnes in 2020


Defra statistics show the total capacity of facilities licensed to treat food waste —including animal by-products — exceeded six million tonnes in the UK last year.  A report published today (03 February) by environmental ...

2 February 2021

Organics sector at a ‘turning point’


VIDEO REPORT: The organics sector is at a “turning point” as measures that have been in the pipeline for some time finally start to come into fruition this year.  Speaking to, head of organics and...

28 January 2021

Food Waste Action Week partners announced


WRAP has announced the names of strategic partner organisations for its Food Waste Action Week, which will take place between 1 - 7 March. The partners include Asda, Co-op, Waitrose, Hampshire council, KFC, Marks and Spencer, ...