Food waste recycling action planThis new action plan for food waste recycling, initiated by WRAP, is bringing industry stakeholders and local authorities together for the first time to develop an action plan to help food waste collectors to maximise the amount of food waste they collect and secure the supply of food waste as a key feedstock to the AD and IVC sectors.
Doing it differently: AD and Composting in ScotlandThis paper describes the differences between the organics recycling sectors in Scotland and England and draws conclusions on the impact of government targets incentives, government targets, the regulatory regimes, recent research and market demands on the development of composting and anaerobic digestion in each country.
Food waste reduction target for ScotlandCabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead announced that Scotland will set a target for the reduction of food waste. Details are likely to be included in the Circular Economy strategy released later this year.
Report on EU food wasteThis report looked at data from six countries to analyse the water and nitrogen resources lost in the EU through consumer food waste. The UK was found to be the worst offender for food waste.
EA provisional performance data shows improvementThe EA have published annual environmental performance data. They have provided a provisional more detailed drill down on the biowaste treatment sector which shows improvement from the previous year.
WRAP report on factors influencing local authority recycling ratesA recent WRAP report has highlighted that local authorities collecting food waste generally have higher recycling rates than those with no food waste collections and that more capacity for residual waste is associated with lower recycling rates.
Government launch new drive to cut red tapeThe government is launching ambitious reviews into burdensome red tape in 5 key industry sectors: energy, waste, agriculture, care homes and mineral extraction.The reviews are the first step to axe unnecessary regulation and its poor implementation by a further £10 billion over the course of this Parliament.
Clean energy technology to go on tour in search of wastePyrofab technology developed at Aston University produces carbon neutral fuel from waste that would otherwise have gone to landfill. A demonstration prototype is set to travel to France, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden this summer to identify sustainable sources of bioenergy.
EA publish statistics on environmental performanceThe EA have published their latest set of facts and statistics about the number of serious pollution incidents relating to the waste industry, the waste industry’s environmental performance and facts about illegal waste.
Supporting growth of the UK bioeconomy: opportunities from wasteA report highlighting the range of actions being taken across government to grow the bioeconomy using waste as a feedstock
Summary of HSE’s Inspection Initiative of Household Waste and Recycling ServicesThis report contains results from a HSE initiative into the role of local authorities in procuring municipal waste and recycling contracts.
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