Organics Tuesday 12 November 2019
6 November 2019

‘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.


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


16 July 2019

AD needs greater role in emissions targets, says ADBA


Government must push ahead with plans to mandate separate food waste collections, if climate change goals are to be met, according to the UK’s food waste treatment sector. This is according to the Anaerobic Digestion and ...

15 July 2019

Exeter plots overhaul of kerbside recycling service


Kerbside glass and food waste collections are set to be introduced in Exeter, as the city council also looks to move to a three-weekly cycle for residual waste collections. The move to introduce a kerbside service for food ...

Food waste at the Agrivert facility 10 July 2019

Climate Change Committee waste target splits opinion


A recommendation from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) to ban biodegradable waste to landfill by 2025 has split opinion within the waste and resources industry. The CCC – a think tank on climate change, led by the former ...

4 July 2019

Scotland sees rise in food waste processing


Laws to force businesses to recycle their food waste have contributed to a 40% increase in the amount of organic waste treated at Scotland’s anaerobic digestion (AD) and composting plants since 2013. This is according to figures...

28 June 2019

Rochdale consults to boost food waste collection


Rochdale borough council has begun a resident consultation on food waste collection, after analysis by the Greater Manchester combined authority found 20% of rubbish collected from the area’s general waste bins was food waste. ...

25 June 2019

Obituaries: Harold Neilson; and David Border


Two individuals involved in the recovered paper and organic waste sectors have died recently and respects have been paid to them from former colleagues and sector groups. In the recovered paper sector, Harold Neilson formerly of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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