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 Renwable Energy Association's members.
Our news articles here cover the last 6 months, and older ones with useful technical content are transferred to our website's 'Tech Info' section. Any REA member wanting help to find one of our 'older than 6 months' news stories should contact the REA's Organics Recycling Group team.
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Agrivert opens Wallingford Anaerobic Digestion PlantThe Wallingford AD plant is one of six organic waste recycling facilities built by Agrivert Ltd under a 20 year contract to provide a complete organic waste treatment solution for Oxfordshire County Council.
New Nitrate Pollution Prevention Regulations for England publishedThe Nitrate Regulations (The Nitrate Pollution Prevention (Amendment) and Water Resources (Control of Pollution) (Silage, Slurry and Agricultural Fuel Oil) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013) have been laid in Parliament, and come into force on the 17th May.
HSE consultation on Workplace health, safety and welfareThis consultative document invites views on the revised Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) L24 - "Workplace health, safety and welfare". L24 is relevant to a wide range of people, employers, building owners, managers and worker representatives.
Queen's Speech promises renewed push to drive green investmentEnergy and Water Bills to the fore as Queen promises that UK will deliver "progress on climate change" through G8 presidency
EA releases draft fly management guideThe EA has informed us today that the â€˜Working Final Draftâ€™ of the fly management guide has now been published.
ORG publish progress reportFind out what ORG has been doing on behalf of its members in the ORG Progress Report
An analysis of self-reported and medically certified incidence data on work-related illnessThe impact of work on health is of major importance to Government policy makers, employers and employees alike. Thus, it is important to be able to monitor the incidence and change in incidence of work-related ill-health (WRIH) over time.
Analysis of self-reported work related illnessCardiff University's report for the HSE provides an analysis of work related ill-health within the United Kingdom, based upon data from the UK Labour Force Survey.
Packaging â€˜criticalâ€™ to reducing wastePackaging producers and retailers need to do more to educate consumers about the critical role that packaging plays in reducing waste, the head of packaging at Sainsbury's has said.
EA guidance on the meaning of regulated facilityThe Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 have been amended to transpose IED requirements, which change the description of 'regulated facility'. EA's guidance note explains the change.
Donâ€™t blow a gasket working around pressure systemsThis advice covering pressure systems comes from the HSE and should be of interest to all AD operators.
EA's tender for the provision of training on advanced abatement and monitoringThe EA has released a tender for the provision of advanced abatement and monitoring training within the biowaste sector.
EA publish biofilter performance report for compostingThis report provides a critical review of available evidence as to how effectively the various categories and configurations of biofilter reduce bioaerosol and odour emissions from composting facilities
Advanced Biological Treatment of Municipal Solid WasteThis Waste Management Technology Brief, originally produced in 2007, is one of a series of documents prepared under the New Technologies work stream of the Defra Waste Implementation Programme.
5th bulletin from the â€˜Digestate & Compost in Agricultureâ€™ project released by WRAPThe latest bulletin from the Digestate & Compost in Agriculture project has just been published by WRAP.
Defra releases Guidance on â€˜Hub and Podâ€™ anaerobic digestionDefra has published guidance on requirements applicable to 'hub and pod' anaerobic digestion.
Taim Weser wins major order in the UKThe TAIM WESER group will supply its ROTOPALA composting technology to AmeyCsepa in Cambridge.
Potential markets for digestate identified by WRAPA number of potential applications for digestate have been identified in a new report from the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP).
Innovation celebrated at Organics Recycling AwardsThis year's organics recycling awards celebrated innovation within the industry. The event which was held at Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire saw awards presented in seven categories. The event also raised over Â£1,200 for charity.
EA issues revised CCS guidance to industryEnvironment Agency publishes briefing note and guidance aimed at reducing inconsistences in the application of their Compliance Classification Scheme.
Scottish Branch Award WinnersThe Scottish branch announce the winners of their two awards: GP Green and Tiphereth - Colinton Community Compost
Judicial Review rules in favour of commingled waste collectionsRecycling campaigners were dealt a blow today when a judge ruled in favour of Defra and the Welsh Assembly that commingled collections would be permissable in England and Wales under EU law.
The REA seeks a new Chief ExecutiveMartin Wright, Chair of the Renewable Energy Association, announces that the Association is seeking a new Chief Executive to take over from Gaynor Hartnell.
Environment Agency publishes Landspreading GuidanceThe EA's updated guidance is for all those involved in spreading waste materials on land.
Regulations that transpose the Industrial Emissions Directive ~ England and WalesThe Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 transposing the EU Industrial Emissions Directive have been published.
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