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


3 December 2020

Casualties after Wessex Water site explosion


There have been “a number of casualties” after an explosion at a Wessex Water site in Avonmouth which is home to a waste water treatment facility and the Geneco recycling and renewables business this morning (3 December). ...

24 November 2020

Research into waste remediation continues


Professor Christopher Howe in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge outlines the ongoing development of the research work undertaken for the Waste Environmental Education Research Trust in partnership with Cambridge ...

2 November 2020

Molson Green unveils J. Doppstadt de-stoner


Bristol-based equipment specialist Molson Green has unveiled a J. Doppstadt GT130A de-stoner machine which it says will help deliver quality compost for the organics recycling sector. The company held an open day event to show...

22 October 2020

Eco Sustainable awarded £12m organics contract


Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) council has awarded a 10-year contract worth £12 million to Eco Sustainable Solutions, for the treatment of the authority’s organic waste. The contract was previously held by Eco ...

16 October 2020

LARAC 2020: ‘Expect food waste gate fee rises’


Any negative gate fees for biowaste treatment are unlikely to continue and councils can expect gate fees to rise ahead of the introduction of mandatory collections of food waste in 2023. That was one of the messages from Mark ...

14 October 2020

News in brief (14/10/20)


With news on: NWH Group invests in ‘super plant’; Keenan Recycling invests in depots in south west England; CEWEP calls for inclusion of EfW in sustainable finance; and, illegal waste site in Northumberland closed by Environment Agency.

29 September 2020

WRAP to head Food Waste Prevention Week  


Resources charity WRAP has announced it will lead a new food waste awareness week starting in March 2021. Food Waste Action Week will run from 1 to 7 March 2021, and will aim to “bring together” retailers, local ...

25 September 2020

Reading rolls out food waste service


Reading borough council has announced plans to roll out a weekly food waste collection service from February 2021. As part of the scheme, the council will provide houses and flats with 5 litre indoor kitchen food caddies and 23 ...

25 September 2020

Keenan invests in food waste collection fleet


Food and garden recycling business Keenan Recycling has invested almost £4.5 million in 39 new food waste collection vehicles, to be rolled out across its operations in England. The Macpac trucks, each said to be worth around £...