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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.

 
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FGS Organics acquires Envar

FGS Organics acquires Envar

FGS Organics have acquired Envar Composting Ltd. FGS Organics is an established providers of recycling solutions and the acquisition will see the capacity of their composting operations significantly increase.
Northern Ireland food waste regulations come into force

Northern Ireland food waste regulations come into force

On 1st of April the Food Waste Regulations (Northern Ireland) come into force. Food businesses producing greater than 50kg of food waste per week, must secure the separate collection of that waste.
House of Commons Food Waste Briefing

House of Commons Food Waste Briefing

A House of Commons Library Briefing including some key food waste facts and trends; an explanation of the impacts of food waste; food waste policy and legislation; information on the UK voluntary initiatives in place to tackle food waste; and a summary of proposals for change.
Report on Nutrient Recovery and Reuse in European Agriculture

Report on Nutrient Recovery and Reuse in European Agriculture

The RISE Foundation has launched its new report on Nutrient Recovery and Reuse: a review of the issues, opportunities, and actions.
Scottish Better Environmental Regulation newsletter

Scottish Better Environmental Regulation newsletter

Scottish Government have published their Better Environment Regulations no 10 in March 2016.
Zero Waste Scotland launches £18m Circular Economy Fund for business

Zero Waste Scotland launches £18m Circular Economy Fund for business

Zero Waste Scotland have launched an £18m fund to help small and medium-sized enterprises explore and pioneer ways to develop a circular economy.
Courtauld Commitment 2025

Courtauld Commitment 2025

WRAP have unveiled a pioneering commitment which brings together organisations from across the food system for the first time to make food and drink production and consumption more sustainable for the future.
WRAP food waste collection guide

WRAP food waste collection guide

WRAP’s Food Waste Collection guide provides local authorities with information on the collection of household food waste as a way of diverting this material from landfill or other residual waste treatment. It highlights issues to consider when planning and implementing a new food waste collection service.
Waste duty of care- Code of practice

Waste duty of care- Code of practice

Debra have published a code of practice that provides practical guidance on how to meet your waste duty of care requirements in England and Wales.
Commission's proposal for revised EU Fertilisers Regulation

Commission's proposal for revised EU Fertilisers Regulation

Commission announces its proposal for a revised EU Fertilisers Regulation, its first deliverable in the circular economy package.
Rural planning review - call for evidence

Rural planning review - call for evidence

Defra and DCLG are inviting views, especially from farmers and other rural businesses, about their experiences of the planning system in rural areas. Deadline: 21st April 2016.
Anaerobic Digestion Core Operational Requirements (Safety) Document

Anaerobic Digestion Core Operational Requirements (Safety) Document

A collaborative, industry led document has been prepared that provides a basic level of safety and awareness requirements for AD Plant Operators to demonstrate they can operate safely on site. This is out for consultation.
Waste sector performance summary

Waste sector performance summary

The REA recently attended a briefing where the EA presented a summary of the environmental performance of the waste treatment sector.
Scottish Circular Economy Strategy

Scottish Circular Economy Strategy

Scottish Government launched their Circular Economy Strategy which amongst other things has a target to reduce food waste by a third by 2025.
Soil Association report on 7 ways to save our soil

Soil Association report on 7 ways to save our soil

The Soil Association have published a report looking at seven ways to save our soil and their number one recommendation is to increase the amount of plant and animal matter going back onto soils by using certified compost.
Final DC-Agri results published by WRAP

Final DC-Agri results published by WRAP

Farmers’ and growers’ confidence in digestate and compost has been given a welcome boost, as new ground-breaking research, shows smart use of these renewable fertilisers can increase yields and reduce bills with no negative impact on crop quality or safety.

New Ciria guidance released-Containment systems for the prevention of pollution

This guidance has been developed to assist owners and operators of industrial and commercial facilities storing substances (inventories) that may be hazardous to the environment
Request for feedback on changes to Animal By-Products Regulations

Request for feedback on changes to Animal By-Products Regulations

Defra's on-line survey asks how changes to the ABP regulations have impacted on sectors which generate, collect or dispose of animal by-products during the last 5 years.
ORG-EA meeting discusses compost oversize

ORG-EA meeting discusses compost oversize

ORG hosted a meeting to discuss with the EA and members the options for compost oversize.
Supporting more sustainably produced growing media

Supporting more sustainably produced growing media

WRAP publishes revised guidelines for producing and specifying compost suitable for use in growing media, plus a report that aims to de-mystify the use of PAS 100 compost in growing media and an infographic about how the components in growing media are sourced.
EA revises environmental permit guidance suite

EA revises environmental permit guidance suite

The Environment Agency (EA) has published a suite of revised and updated guidance on the environmental permitting regime
Potential changes to waste exemptions

Potential changes to waste exemptions

The EA have recently been working on some changes to the waste exemptions. After further discussions, they have revised their initial preference for the withdrawal of T24 and would now welcome your comments.
EA open to reviewing position on composting of street swept leaves

EA open to reviewing position on composting of street swept leaves

Let's Recycle have reported that the EA are open to reviewing their position on the composting of street-swept leaves.
Job opportunity - Restoration development manager

Job opportunity - Restoration development manager

Hargreaves Scotland are looking for a Restoration Development Manager to develop and deliver the restoration of a large number of unrestored open-cast coal mines across Scotland.
Review of standards for biodegradable plastic bags

Review of standards for biodegradable plastic bags

A report has been published concerning the biodegradability of lightweight plastic in order to assess whether or not there is a suitable standard that could form the basis for an exemption from the 5p charge for single use carrier bags.
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