Adverts

Latest News

 

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.
page 1 of 30   <<first  <prev   next>  last>>
EA extend deadline for Strategic Review of Charges Consultation and provide clarification

EA extend deadline for Strategic Review of Charges Consultation and provide clarification

The EA has extended the SRoC consultation deadline until the 26th January as a result of a letter the REA wrote to Neil Davies, Director of Regulatory Charges and lobbying from other trade bodies.
Defra release latest waste statistics for England in 2016/17

Defra release latest waste statistics for England in 2016/17

The official England waste from households recycling rate for 2016 was 44.9%.
This rate includes for the first time the percentage of metal recovered and
recycled from waste which has been through incineration. For 2016 this raises
the waste from households recycling rate by around 0.7 percentage points.
Environment Agency issues Guidance on classifying waste wood

Environment Agency issues Guidance on classifying waste wood

Environment Agency issue Guidance on Classifying waste wood from mixed waste sources through a Regulatory position Statement (RPS 207)
Industrial Strategy White Paper launched by Business Secretary

Industrial Strategy White Paper launched by Business Secretary

The Government launched their white paper on the new Industrial Strategy this week, which follows the green paper from January which kicked off a year-long consultation process between Government and a wide number of industries.
WRAP launches its eleventh annual gate fee survey

WRAP launches its eleventh annual gate fee survey

WRAP is undertaking its eleventh annual gate fees survey, which investigates gate fees paid at waste treatment facilities throughout the UK
EA launch Strategic Review of Charges Consultation

EA launch Strategic Review of Charges Consultation

The Environment Agency has today launched their consultation on the long-anticipated Strategic Review of Charges.

This is a wholesale review of a number of charging schemes for the permitting services provided by the Environment Agency for the period of 2018-2023. It impacts any operator that is required to have a permit for operation under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 (EPR). As such, this is of particular importance to all our bioenergy members.
Guidance on soil screening for assessing ecological risk

Guidance on soil screening for assessing ecological risk

The EA have published guidelines for screening the risks to soils from chemicals released through the landspreading of waste-derived materials.
Landfill tax Budget Brief

Landfill tax Budget Brief

The government announced in the budget that Landfill Tax will be extended to cover illegal waste sites from 1 April 2018.
FWRAP Bulletin 1st edition

FWRAP Bulletin 1st edition

The new bulletin from the Food Waste Recycling Plan is now live. Find out about progress in the first year, the latest tools and industry guidance, as well as opportunities to get involved and help improve recycling rates across the sector.
BSI release PAS 100 Consultation

BSI release PAS 100 Consultation

BSI has now released the draft PAS 100 specification for composted materials.
The deadline for comments on-line is Friday 12th January
Productivity grant to help farmers improve farm productivity

Productivity grant to help farmers improve farm productivity

The Government has recently released a Productivity Grant scheme to help livestock, dairy, arable and horticultural farmers improve farm productivity. One way to do this is more efficient use of digestate.
Report on Biorefining Potential for Scotland

Report on Biorefining Potential for Scotland

Zero Waste Scotland have published a report on the Biorefining potential for Scotland. The report maps the bioresources arising across Scotland.
SEPA report on plastic in food waste derived digestate and soil

SEPA report on plastic in food waste derived digestate and soil

SEPA have published a report of their investigation into plastic in food waste derived digestate and soil.
Ellen MacArthur Foundation call for ban on oxo-degradable packaging

Ellen MacArthur Foundation call for ban on oxo-degradable packaging

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy initiative has published a statement calling for a ban on oxo-degradable plastic packaging. Signatories include M&S, PepsiCo, Unilever, Veolia, British Plastics Federation, Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association, Packaging South Africa, Greenpeace, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Plymouth Marine Laboratory, and ten Members of the European Parliament.

FWRAP Steering Group Annual Report presented

The Food Waste Recycling Action Plan has released its annual report from the cross-industry steering group. The REA is one of the industry representatives that sit on this Steering Group to provide support and initiatives to promote this work to their members and further afield.

Briefing note on mentions of AD,food waste and soil health within Clean Growth Strategy

On 12 October 2017 the Government released its’ Clean Growth Strategy (view the full document here). Below is a briefing on lines in the strategy which refer to soil health, AD, and food waste
Job opportunity - Technical Manager

Job opportunity - Technical Manager

REAL are recruiting a Technical Manager for the Compost and Biofertilisers Certification Schemes.
Regulatory Position Statement on Manufactured Topsoil

Regulatory Position Statement on Manufactured Topsoil

The EA have released an updated regulatory position statement on the use of manufactured topsoil.
ORG and Biogas Sector Group meeting at Geneco

ORG and Biogas Sector Group meeting at Geneco

The ORG and Biogas groups held a joint sector group meeting which included a visit to GENeco's site.
SEPA calls for businesses to take action on recycling or face penalties

SEPA calls for businesses to take action on recycling or face penalties

SEPA is calling on businesses across Scotland to meet their duty to recycle now or they could potentially receive a £300 Fixed Monetary Penalty (FMP).
Waste sites due to be visited by HSE in October

Waste sites due to be visited by HSE in October

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will be making targeted inspections at both composting and AD sites during the month of October as well as other waste management facilities.
Compost Certification Scheme Annual Report

Compost Certification Scheme Annual Report

The Compost Certification Scheme has recently published their first annual report. This report provides an overview of the scheme in 2016 using data collected by the appointed certification bodies.
EA support PAS 100 review

EA support PAS 100 review

The Environment Agency support the revision of the PAS certification scheme which underpins the production and use of quality compost
Welsh Government target reduction in food waste

Welsh Government target reduction in food waste

Welsh Government have announced plans to launch a consultation on a non-statutory target for Wales to halve food waste by 2025, against a 2006-07 baseline.
Wales improves recycling rate

Wales improves recycling rate

Wales’ impressive recycling performance shows no sign of diminishing as latest figures reveal they now recycle, reuse or compost 64 percent of their waste, up from the previous year’s rate of 60 percent.
page 1 of 30   <<first  <prev   next>  last>>
AfOR Homepage
Friday 
Dec 15
 2017
Text size + X -
Members' Area
username
password
forgot password
Become a Member!
Join the Organics Recycling Group at the Renewable Energy Association by clicking below.

Where are you based?
How far from you should I search?
What type of member do you need?