Organics Saturday 18 August 2018
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 ...

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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-...

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...

18 July 2018

Garden waste volumes drop following dry spell

 

Organics recyclers across the country are reporting reductions in garden waste tonnages as a result of the prolonged period of dry weather over the summer. The situation is also impacting local authorities who fear the drop in ...

17 July 2018

Opinion: Time for direct action on food waste

 

Last week (9 July), the National Infrastructure Commission released its Infrastructure Assessment report which positioned food waste recycling as a key driver to achieving a low-carbon, low-cost future. Philip Simpson, commercial director at ...

16 July 2018

Organics contracts underway in West London

 

West London Waste Authority (WLWA) has awarded contracts to a number of organics recycling firms for the treatment of green waste and commingled green and food waste. Three companies have been awarded parts of the contract, which ...

4 July 2018

Planning approved for Cheshire IVC plant

 

Planning has been approved for organics recycling firm Biowise to develop an in-vessel composting facility near Crewe, to process up to 75,000 tonnes per annum of food and biodegradable waste. The...

2 July 2018

Food recyclers defend use of plastic bags

 

Organics recycler Agrivert has promoted the benefits of using plastic bags as caddy liners as a way of increasing food waste recycling. The news comes after the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire reported a surge in food waste ...

21 June 2018

SEPA takes action over ‘offensive’ odours

 

Scottish regulator, SEPA, has issued an enforcement notice to GP Green Recycling Limited following complaints from members of the public about odours from its composting operations in Blantyre. The Scottish organics recycler ...

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