Organics Saturday 27 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


22 January 2021

Wrap and ZWS partner on lockdown food waste project


Zero Waste Scotland and Wrap will partner on a national research project that will examine food waste levels during and after lockdown periods. The 18-month project is being lead by Leeds University and follows findings from ...

12 January 2021

ReFood lorry driver died of ‘natural causes’


The Metropolitan police has confirmed that a ReFood lorry driver who was pronounced dead at the scene of a house collision in September 2020, died of “natural causes”. The police said this followed a special post mortem ...

11 January 2021

4R Group receives permit for Yorkshire plant


The 4R Group has been granted a permit from the Environment Agency for its “specialist waste-to-land recycling centre” in East Yorkshire. The organics recycling company says the 100,000 tonnes per year capacity plant will ...

7 January 2021

Fire warnings issued over batteries and Christmas trees


Newcastle city council and the London Fire Brigade have both issued fire warning to residents, urging them to take precautions when disposing of batteries and Christmas trees. Newcastle city council issued a statement yesterday (6...

22 December 2020

‘Anomaly’ in degradable plastics work


Resources charity WRAP has said the British Standards Institution (BSI) specification for measuring the biodegradability of polyolefins had a “small but significant anomaly in the normal high standards of the BSI consultation process”.

21 December 2020

WRAP director Peter Maddox departs


WRAP director Peter Maddox, who had been number two at the resources charity in terms of the management team, has left the charity. [Updates below, 22 December] Announcing his departure on Twitter today, Mr Maddox said he had left...

16 December 2020

‘Embrace the advantages of compostables’


OPINION: David Newman is the managing director of the the Bio-based and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA), the trade association for the biodegradable and bio-based industries, and Tony Breton is UK ...

10 December 2020

News in brief (10/12/20)


With news on: Aldi removes shrink wrap from multipacks of baked beans; MRWA awards £8,000 to food waste project; Chichester launches business food waste recycling service; and, Bracknell Forest announces festive service changes.

8 December 2020

Wastewise signs compost deal with Vital Earth Sales


Hull-based waste management company Wastewise has signed a five-year contract with Doncaster-based Vital Earth Sales, a producer and distributor of peat-free compost. Wastewise will supply more than 40,000 tonnes per annum of its ...