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Here you will find news relevant to management of biodegradable wastes in the UK, the topics ranging from changing regulations and new research to the activities of the Renewable Energy Association's members.

 
Please email jenny@r-e-a.net if you would like to recommend a newsworthy topic or highlight a news item our readers are likely to find interesting.
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WRAP publish summary of risk assessments for compost and digestate

WRAP publish summary of risk assessments for compost and digestate

WRAP have published summaries of all the risk assessment work that was carried out looking at the safety of using compost and digestate. A wide range of hazards were considered and risks were considered to be low or negligible in all scenarios examined.
WRAP report on physical contaminants in PAS composts & digestates

WRAP report on physical contaminants in PAS composts & digestates

This WRAP project investigated the current robustness of sampling and testing for physical contaminants in compost and digestate and, where necessary, provided recommendations for improvement
WRAP report on household food waste in the UK

WRAP report on household food waste in the UK

WRAP's report provides estimates for total and avoidable household food waste for 2014 and 2015, for the UK. The estimated amount of HHFW in the UK for 2015 was 7.3 million tonnes.
Environmental Permitting Charges Scheme Updated

Environmental Permitting Charges Scheme Updated

The EA have updated the guidance on their Environmental permitting charges scheme in December 2016 with a new section on flood risk activities.
Biosurf Newsletter - December 2016

Biosurf Newsletter - December 2016

Biosurf's objective is to increase the production and use of biomethane, for grid injection and as transport fuel. The latest newsletter contains information on the new Renewable Energy Directive and updates on the latest achievements.
UK Bioenergy Crops in 2015

UK Bioenergy Crops in 2015

Defra have released information on the area of non-food crops grown in the UK including areas of crops grown for AD and biomass.
Amendments to landspreading permits and storage permit

Amendments to landspreading permits and storage permit

EA announces forthcoming changes to three landspreading permits and one storage permit.
Definition of Waste Panel closed until further notice

Definition of Waste Panel closed until further notice

The Definition of Waste Panel is closed until further notice whilst its role and purpose is reviewed in the context of our waste regulation strategy.
Astoria Organic Matters in administration

Astoria Organic Matters in administration

Astoria Organic Matters UK has gone into administration and the administrators, are looking to find a buyer for the assets of the Company so that a purchaser can take forward the composting facility project which Astoria had started.
Zero Waste Scotland release food waste figures

Zero Waste Scotland release food waste figures

An estimated 1.35 million tonnes of food and drink in Scotland was wasted in 2013, according to new figures released by Zero Waste Scotland.
Falling UK recycling rate reported by Defra

Falling UK recycling rate reported by Defra

The government has just released recycling figures for the UK which show that recycling rates have fallen for the first time from 44.9% in 2014 to 44.3%
Field Labs: an opportunity to test ideas

Field Labs: an opportunity to test ideas

Are you interested in the impacts that organics can have for farmers and growers? Would you like to get involved in a small-scale DIY trial that looks at a particular issue?
The Soil Association run a Field Lab programme, and we are always looking for ideas.
Research articles on physical contamination testing of compost

Research articles on physical contamination testing of compost

A couple of articles have been published recently looking at the physical contaminant testing of compost, how variable the test methodologies are and different limits in different countries.
Job opportunity - Restoration development assistant

Job opportunity - Restoration development assistant

A great opportunity has arisen within Hargreaves for a Restoration Development Assistant. Working within the Environmental Services team, you will assist the Restoration Development Manager to create sustainable value from the restoration of former surface mining sites.
Scottish Quality Cereals publish standard for combinable crops

Scottish Quality Cereals publish standard for combinable crops

Scottish Quality Cereals have published their revised standard for combinable crops which details the requirements for using compost and digestate.
Zero Waste Scotland's Circular Economy Investment Fund

Zero Waste Scotland's Circular Economy Investment Fund

Zero Waste Scotland are investing £18 million as grant funding to small and medium sized enterprises who are helping to create a more circular economy.
ORG at all party parliamentary group (APPG) on food waste

ORG at all party parliamentary group (APPG) on food waste

ORG participated in an All Parliamentary Party Group (APPG) in Portcullis House hosted by Biogen with Labour MP Kerry McCarthy, LARAC, WRAP and a number of AD operators and local authorities discussing mandatory food waste collections.
Quality Action Plan Surveys

Quality Action Plan Surveys

ORG are working with a cross-industry working group on compost and digestate quality and we are seeking feedback from compost and digestate producers on the impact of feedstock quality and end users on the quality of products.
Tender for certification services under the Biofertiliser Certification Scheme

Tender for certification services under the Biofertiliser Certification Scheme

REAL have opened a tender for organisations to offer their services as Certification Bodies under the Biofertiliser Certification Scheme (BCS). Deadline is 5th December 2016.
Eco start work on £5 million renewable energy plant in Dorset

Eco start work on £5 million renewable energy plant in Dorset

Work has started on a combined heat and power (CHP) plant at Eco Sustainable Solution’s Parley site. The project, which is expected to be completed by March next year, will be capable of burning about 10,000 tonnes of oversize material from Eco’s compost operation annually.
Better Environmental Regulation Newsletter - Oct 2016

Better Environmental Regulation Newsletter - Oct 2016

Scottish Government and SEPA have published an update on progress with their Better Environmental Regulation programme and information on future plans.
Digestate use in horticulture reports published

Digestate use in horticulture reports published

WRAP have published three reports looking at the potential uses of digestate in protected horticulture.
Businesses encouraged to review draft rateable values

Businesses encouraged to review draft rateable values

Businesses should review their property's draft rateable values for 2017 and, by 30th November, inform the VOA if information about the property is incorrect.
WRAP publish compost stability report

WRAP publish compost stability report

WRAP have published a report detailing an assessment of the current compost stability test methods and a literature review.
Regulating the waste industry: 2015 evidence summary

Regulating the waste industry: 2015 evidence summary

This report summarises Environment Agency statistics on environmental performance, pollution incidents and illegal waste activities in the waste industry. It is for the calendar year 2015
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