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


21 September 2020

Agency sets out new standards for organics sector


VIDEO REPORT: Over 100 combustion plants - primarily anaerobic digestion - in the organics sector have received notices from the Environment Agency stating what they must do to comply with Best Available Techniques (BAT) guidance. 

15 September 2020

ReFood driver dies in London house collision


An appeal for witnesses and relevant footage has been launched following a fatal collision yesterday (14 September) in south east London, where a ReFood food waste collection vehicle collided with two other cars before crashing into a house...

2 September 2020

4R Group to build Yorkshire facility


Organics recycling company 4R Group have been granted planning permission to convert a former peat works site in East Riding, Yorkshire, into a "specialist waste-to-land recycling centre".  The permission is subject to a section 106 ...

24 August 2020

Wastewise increases volumes with Esholt facility


Wastewise has entered into an agreement with Yorkshire Water for the operation of an open windrow composting facility at its Esholt waste water treatment site, near Bradford. The Yorkshire-based recycling company will operate ...

13 August 2020

Trousdell backs Glasgow’s food waste service removal  


The chair of the Organics Recycling Group (ORG), Charlie Trousdell, has expressed support for Glasgow council’s decision to trial the removal of food waste bins from some homes, noting there is “no point” in collecting poor quality food...

10 August 2020

Glasgow to trial removing food waste bins


Around 2,500 food waste bins are to be removed by Glasgow city council from flatted properties around the city where it is claimed contamination has been a significant problem. The bins are to be removed on a trial basis starting ...

29 July 2020

Food waste up as lockdown eases, WRAP finds 


WRAP has launched a campaign which it hopes will help people to continue efforts to reduce food waste, after its research found that levels were increasing as lockdown eases. The resources charity said that research it conducted ...

1 July 2020

Food waste campaign launched in Bristol 


Bristol Waste Company has today (1 July) launched a campaign which aims to tackle food waste in the city after it was revealed that the average Bristol household throws away £730 of edible food per year. The ‘Stop Bin-...

29 June 2020

Defra says food waste initiative is ‘bearing fruit’ 


Defra has said its food waste prevention initiative is “bearing fruit”, a year after announcing the first instalment of its £15 million fund to tackle the issue. Last year, four companies —FareShare, Company Shop Group, The...