Organics Tuesday 25 June 2019
17 June 2019

Campaign to ‘name and shame’ food waste producers

A government-backed campaign will ‘name and shame’ businesses failing to address food waste and draw wider attention to the issue, Ben Elliot, the government’s ‘food waste champion’ has revealed. Speaking at a panel ...


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


21 June 2019

Compulsory recycling and food waste trial for Swindon


Swindon borough council is making its kerbside recycling service compulsory for residents from August 2019. The move comes ahead of a trial of separate food waste collections, to be launched the following month (September), which ...

7 June 2019

Telford and Wrekin to roll out food waste collections


Telford and Wrekin council will roll out a weekly food waste collection to residents from September as part of efforts to boost the council’s 43% recycling rate. The council confirmed the move earlier this week with new food ...

5 June 2019

Soils concern as landfill tax receipts fall


Increased use of energy from waste, recycling and composting as alternatives to landfill have helped reduce landfill tax receipts by 9.4% in 2018/19, according to the latest date from HMRC. But, the Environment Agency this week ...

15 May 2019

ADBA: ‘Councils need three years for food waste roll-out’


As responses go in to Defra over its consultations on the Resources and Waste Strategy, the UK’s trade body for anaerobic digestion (AD) has highlighted the need for universal food waste collections in England to reduce food waste levels.

13 May 2019

Major players take pledge to tackle food waste


Major players from the retail and hospitality sectors, along with social media influencers and chefs, are joining forces today to pledge action to drive down food waste. Environment secretary Michael Gove and minister Thérèse ...

9 May 2019

Organic waste news round-up (09/05/2019)


With news on: Government awards £4.2 million to redistribution schemes; First Mile launches compostables service; and EU Commission adopts common food waste methodology.

3 May 2019

Action plan for food waste launched in Scotland


The Scottish Government has launched a new Action Plan and campaign to encourage the nation to reduce and recycle food waste to help tackle climate change. The Scottish Government and Zero Waste Scotland unveiled the plans at the ...

24 April 2019

Ipswich drops commingled organics service


A switch from IVC organic waste treatment to open windrow composting has seen Ipswich borough council end the collection of food waste from residents via a commingled service. The council says that the move has been prompted by an...

10 April 2019

Coral Products trials ‘fox-proof’ caddies


Waste container manufacturer, Coral Products (Mouldings) Ltd, has announced a successful trial of its 23-litre 'fox-proof' food waste caddy. The containers have been put to the test by a number of trial participants, to test ...