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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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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.
CCS issue tender for labs auditors

CCS issue tender for labs auditors

The Compost Certification Scheme has issued a tender invitation for independent auditors to provide independent checks of REAL Appointed Labs. Closing date: 13th March.
Latest EQual newsletter

Latest EQual newsletter

The Winter 2014/2015 newsletter for EQual, a major LIFE+ programme that will support and encourage the use of products made from waste.
Request for compost and digestate producers to complete WRAP survey

Request for compost and digestate producers to complete WRAP survey

WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) is currently preparing industry guidance on potential markets for the screened out side-streams produced by composting and anaerobic digestion operations and to inform this work we urge you to complete a survey.
Low risk waste position on use of waste derived gypsum

Low risk waste position on use of waste derived gypsum

The EA have published a low risk waste position on spreading gypsum on agricultural land to add nutrients and confer benefit.
Job opportunity with Eco Sustainable Solutions Ltd

Job opportunity with Eco Sustainable Solutions Ltd

Eco Sustainable Solutions are looking for a Environmental and Health & Safety Manager to ensure the continued compliance of all the organisations facilities across Dorset and Hampshire.
Summary of HSE’s Inspection Initiative of Household Waste and Recycling Services

Summary of HSE’s Inspection Initiative of Household Waste and Recycling Services

This report contains results from a HSE initiative into the role of local authorities in procuring municipal waste and recycling contracts.
Keenan Recycling announces support of Scottish Government and the Living Wage pay campaign

Keenan Recycling announces support of Scottish Government and the Living Wage pay campaign

Scottish member, Keenan Recycling has pledged to boost the pay of workers at the lower end of its pay scales in support of The Scottish Government and a national campaign.
Does REACH apply to digestate? - Latest feedback

Does REACH apply to digestate? - Latest feedback

ORG have had feedback from the European Compost Network regarding the application of REACH to 'end of waste' digestate that the European Commission are prepared to review the situation.
WRAP latest bulletin on compost and digestate use

WRAP latest bulletin on compost and digestate use

The latest edition of the DC-Agri project bulletin is now available. This bulletin quantifies a number of the benefits of compost use, including its contribution to improving soil nitrogen supply, soil microbial activity and soil organic matter.
SEPA consult on BAT for composting

SEPA consult on BAT for composting

SEPA have asked for comments on their consultation on the development of guidance for the best available techniques (BAT) for composting.
Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015

Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015

New Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) will come into force on 6 April 2015.
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