Organics Friday 18 January 2019
11 January 2019

Companies vie for Essex organic waste work

Essex county council and Southend-on-Sea borough council have taken steps forward in the award of contracts to handle garden and food waste worth up to £32 million. Nine companies have been appointed to a framework of providers ...


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


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-...

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 ...

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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