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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.

 
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.
 
Please email gordon@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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Research reveals scale of skin cancer among outdoor workers

The number of people in the UK diagnosed with or dying from the deadliest form of skin cancer because of sun exposure at work is revealed in the findings of a new study published today.
Latest AD reports published

Latest AD reports published

Two reports on AD have been published. The NNFCC on AD deployment in the UK and the European Biogas Association report on the UK Biogas profile.
Election information: Party manifesto summary and response

Election information: Party manifesto summary and response

REA have published a summary of the main parties' manifestos and responded to them.
Health and Safety Survey: Call for responses

Health and Safety Survey: Call for responses

We are calling for members to complete our survey on accidents and incidents to help us build a picture of the issues which are impacting the sector the most.
Compost Awareness Week 2015

Compost Awareness Week 2015

3-10th May 2015: International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is the largest and most comprehensive education initiative of the compost industry. This years theme is: Be loyal to your soil - Compost!

Biobased and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA)

New trade association representing biobased and biodegradable industries in the UK now established.
Material Change Limited acquires Organic Recycling Ltd

Material Change Limited acquires Organic Recycling Ltd

Material Change Limited has announced the successful acquisition of the green waste composting business and assets of Organic Recycling Ltd.

Organic Recycling Ltd’s sister company Bettaland’s Products Ltd will remain unchanged
ORG Health & Safety Survey Quarter 4 2014

ORG Health & Safety Survey Quarter 4 2014

Results from our latest health & safety survey of the organic waste industry covering the last quarter of 2015.
Report on Biomethane for transport from landfill and anaerobic digestion

Report on Biomethane for transport from landfill and anaerobic digestion

The DfT have released a report that describes the supply potential of biomethane in the UK. It considers how much of this fuel could be available for transport between 2020 and 2030 under current incentive mechanisms.
European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform newsletter

European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform newsletter

The latest issue of the SCOPE newsletter contains a summary of the 2nd annual European Sustainable Phosphorus Conference
Systematic Review of Studies of Bio-aerosol Emissions From Composting Facilities

Systematic Review of Studies of Bio-aerosol Emissions From Composting Facilities

A report that looks at studies related to bio-aerosol exposures within and near composting facilities and associated health effects in both community and occupational health settings.
Business rates for renewable fueled power generation plants (including AD)

Business rates for renewable fueled power generation plants (including AD)

GVA have produced for REA a Briefing note on Business Rates for Renewable fueled power generation plants (including AD plants)
Report on planning sustainable events

Report on planning sustainable events

Resource Efficient Scotland have published 'How to plan and deliver environmentally sustainable events' - A practical, useful guide for event organisers and suppliers.
AD Strategy and Action Plan Annual Report 2014

AD Strategy and Action Plan Annual Report 2014

Defra published their annual report on progress made under the anaerobic digestion strategy and action plan 2011
Nitrate Pollution Prevention Regulations 2015

Nitrate Pollution Prevention Regulations 2015

The Nitrate Pollution Prevention Regulations 2015 have been published, they concern the protection of waters against pollution by nitrates from agricultural sources.
ORG conference hailed as huge success

ORG conference hailed as huge success

The annual ORG conference was a great success with attendance up 15% on last year.
Consultation on stronger powers to tackle waste crime

Consultation on stronger powers to tackle waste crime

Defra and the Welsh Government have published a consultation on the proposals to enhance measures to tackle waste crime and entrenched poor performance in the waste sector.
Supporting growth of the UK bioeconomy: opportunities from waste

Supporting growth of the UK bioeconomy: opportunities from waste

A report highlighting the range of actions being taken across government to grow the bioeconomy using waste as a feedstock
EU Waste Policy Review: Stakeholder Newsletter February 2015

EU Waste Policy Review: Stakeholder Newsletter February 2015

Defra and BIS’s February update to stakeholders regarding the EU Review of Waste Policy and Legislation including details on the withdrawal of the Waste Legislative Package.
Keenan Recycling secure Moray Council contract

Keenan Recycling secure Moray Council contract

Keenan Recycling, which is based in Aberdeenshire, has secured the five-year contract worth £2.7million to recycle waste from households in the Moray area.
Farm worker’s death leads to prosecution over exposure to toxic gases

Farm worker’s death leads to prosecution over exposure to toxic gases

A Dorset farm owner and his two businesses have been fined for serious safety failings after a 29 year-old worker died following exposure to toxic gases in 2009

REA Biogas publish latest issue of their Biogas Report

REA Biogas have published their latest report which has lots of information and details on everything relating to AD and Biogas
Food and green waste collections update 2013-14

Food and green waste collections update 2013-14

Recent figures form WRAP show a mixed picture for the collection of food waste and green waste, with England lagging behind the devolved nations.
Initial feedback on the landspreading consultation

Initial feedback on the landspreading consultation

ORG held two workshops to discuss the proposals in the EA's consultation on landspreading and digestate storage. Initial feedback from members is that some of the proposals are problematic.
Biowaste Treatment sector environmental performance update-2013

Biowaste Treatment sector environmental performance update-2013

The EA have published their environmental performance report for 2013 for the Biowaste Treatment Sector. This shows how the sector has performed compared to previous years and other sectors.
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