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‘More awareness needed’ over plastics in compost

Organics recyclers are calling for more to be done to improve the quality of green waste feedstock collected at the kerbside.

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27 August 2019

Gateshead AD plant expected to open in 2019

 

A 70,000 tonnes per year capacity commercial anaerobic digestion (AD) facility is expected to open in Gateshead this December. Wardley Biogas is developing the facility, a joint venture between waste management company GAP ...

20 August 2019

Co-op calls for quicker council action on food waste

 

Supermarket chain, the Co-op, has urged English local authorities to speed up the roll-out of food waste collections and to accept compostable bags as part of the service. In a statement issued on Saturday, August 17, the Co-op ...

19 August 2019

Veolia calls for peat compost ban

 

Peat use in compost should be banned to hit zero carbon targets, according to resources and waste firm Veolia. In a statement issued last week (16 August) the company called for peatland to be protected and for the end of growing ...

14 August 2019

Rochdale releases food waste consultation results

 

Most Rochdale residents know what should be put in their food waste bin, a consultation carried out by the borough council has found – but despite this many people still put food waste in their residual bin. The survey on ...

7 August 2019

News in brief (07/08/2019)

 

With news on: WRAP Global gets funding for food waste project in Mexico; Scottish DRS could see 90% litter reduction; East Kent Recycling gets permission for two new sites; and, Magnum launches recycled ice-cream tubs.

26 July 2019

News in brief (26/07/19)

 

With news on: waste food from farming costs UK £1.2b; Merlin attractions get Coca Cola reverse vending machines; Waitrose launches recycled packaging for ready meals; Mansfield MRF gets new welcome sign; N. Ireland figures show municipal waste ...

25 July 2019

Waste collectors fight through heatwave

 

Rising summer temperatures are putting waste and recycling collections under pressure, as councils look to protect crews from the heat and, in particular, tackle food waste issues. With temperatures set to reach 38C in parts ...

24 July 2019

News in brief (24/07/19)

 

With news on: Suez awards £20k to green projects in Doncaster; Hampshire food waste scheme gets 1,000 sign ups in a month; Dunton Environmental pushes forward with land remediation, and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough back SCRAP

17 July 2019

Businesses may face mandatory food waste reporting

 

Mandatory reporting of food waste could be introduced for businesses if they fail to address the issue, Defra’s food surplus and waste champion told an event in Westminster this week (16 July). Ben Elliot – who advises the ...

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