food waste collection News

  • WRAP trying to understand influences on food waste collections

    The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) are trying to gain an understanding of how different methods of food waste collection interact and influence householder waste prevention behaviour. Together with SKM Enviros, WRAP is undertaking a literature review of published and unpublished research which will assist them in building up a picture of attitudes towards and understanding of ...

  • Weekly collections must segregate food waste – Redesdale

    Commenting on Eric Pickles’ announcement of a £250m fund to support councils returning to weekly bin collections, ADBA Chairman and Lib Dem peer Lord Redesdale said: “If Eric Pickle’s announcement on supporting weekly household bin collections means that DCLG is leading the charge for source segregated organic collection, it would be great news. This money must only be ...

  • Geotech achieves milestone sale

    A world leader in the design and manufacture of gas analysis technology, Geotech has achieved a major business milestone after reporting the 5000th sale of its world-leading portable gas analysers, marking a seminal date in the company’s continuing global expansion. The 5000th sale is the result of the successful promotion and increased awareness of the capabilities of Geotech’s key ...

  • Public supports separate food waste collections, new report reveals

    Trials offering separate collections of food waste to over 94,000 households have shown high levels of public support for diverting food waste from landfill, WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) revealed this week. Following these trials, some local authorities have already decided to roll out these collections on a permanent basis. Consumer surveys conducted by WRAP showed 78 per cent ...

  • DSNY Expands Curbside Food And Yard Waste Recycling Collection

    The New York City Department of Sanitation is again expanding the NYC Organics voluntary curbside food and yard waste recycling program, adding additional neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens this fall. The program offers New Yorkers an easy way to recycle their organic waste, including food, food-soiled paper, and yard debris. “Organic materials make up about a third of our trash. When you ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Food waste collection trial helps send recycling rates soaring in Belfast

    A pilot scheme to collect food waste from 7,000 Belfast homes has proved so successful it could be extended to other parts of the city. More than 40 tonnes – the equivalent of around eight African elephants – has been collected by Belfast City Council since they introduced the trial collection service in July. But while the pilot has been hailed a massive success, helping to boost recycling ...


    By Belfast City Council

  • ADBA welcomes inclusion of weekly food waste collections in pickles’ £250m fund

    In a welcome change of tack from previous indications that only weekly residual black bag collections would be supported, the Department for Communities and Local Government today announced that councils looking to deliver weekly food waste collections will receive support from their £250m fund. The fund will support the adding of a ‘weekly food waste (or organic waste) service to an ...

  • Supermarket giant turns food waste into pet food

    Food waste from a retail giant is to be turned into pet food to stop waste going to landfill as Sainsbury’s stores in Northern Ireland work to become the first in the UK to stop food waste going to landfill. The retailer hopes to divert more than 1,200 tonnes of food waste per year away from landfill. This move is the first step in a commitment announced last month by the supermarket to end the ...

  • Government to focus on reducing food waste

    Reducing, re-using and reprocessing food waste to divert from landfill is a key goal in the Government’s 20-year food strategy – Food 2030. The Government wants food waste to be “avoided as far as possible” and to ensure that supply chains are efficient and minimise waste. It also wants consumers to be more food and waste-conscious and plan to store and use food effectively. The use of surplus ...

  • London Assembly focus on Consistent Waste Collections

    The report recommends putting long-term sustainability at the heart of Mayoral strategies and that London should work towards standardised domestic waste. The key challenges to accommodate London’s growth is highlighted in the report, it stated that: “Without good planning, London could suffer unreliable energy supplies and excessive carbon emissions; a shortage of drinkable water; ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Separate collections for biodegradable waste recommended by EU

    Countries in the European Union should make strong efforts to introduce separate collections for biodegradable waste in order to facilitate high quality recycling and anaerobic digestion (AD), according to a new communication from the European Commission. The communication on future steps in bio-waste management, published on May 18, looks at ways in which EU member states may further tap into ...

  • Waste industry misunderstands Defra’s definition of ‘separate collections’

    Many waste industry stakeholders have misunderstood the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affair’s definition of “separate collections” for materials in relation to Article 11 of the revised Waste Framework Directive, according to Defra. Defra and the Welsh Assembly Government have recently published a summary of responses to a ...

  • Boosting food security in cities through better markets, reduced food waste

    Recognizing the growing challenge of feeding the world's cities and the importance of efficient urban markets, FAO and the World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) are partnering to promote sustainability and inclusiveness in the wholesale sector, including developing “best practices” for reducing food waste. Wholesalers function as brokers who sell agricultural goods purchased ...

  • PDM Group wins food waste recycling contract

    Food waste recycler PDM Group has won a contract with commercial caterer BaxterStorey and real estate investment trust Land Securities. London-based Land Securities wanted to ensure that food waste from its canteen did not go to landfill. So its catering provider BaxterStorey joined forces with PDM to collect the waste produced from food preparation and left-overs on a weekly basis. Once the ...

  • Sita trials commercial food waste recycling scheme

    Sita has launched a trial commercial food waste collection and recycling scheme in South London. The new initiative, which began this week, collects food waste from businesses around Croydon and Wimbledon using a special vehicle with dual compartments for glass and food waste. Food waste from businesses is collected in biodegradable ‘kitchen caddy’ sized bags, which are then sealed. The multiple ...

  • WRAP confirms £3.5m food waste budget

    The Waste & Resources Action Programme has confirmed that it has set aside a budget of £3.5 million to support local authorities in England who want to start separate food waste collections. WRAP has sent a letter to all councils in England inviting them to apply for a share of the fund. MRW  reported in ...

  • Fast food waste ends up in landfills

    Almost all packaging waste from fast food restaurants could be re-used, as the materials are quite suitable for either recycling or energy recovery. However, two-thirds of this waste ended up in landfills in 2002. In her doctoral thesis Challenges in Packaging Waste Management: A Case Study in the Fast Food Industry, researcher Teija Aarnio studied the waste disposal system in Finnish McDonald’s ...


  • Pickles’ £250m Fund to Accept Organic and Food Waste

    Eric Pickles’ £250 million Weekly Collection Support Scheme will now accept organic and food waste. The announcement was made last Friday (February 3) by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). Back in September 2010, Conservative MP for Brentwood and Ongar, Eric Pickles, unveiled the plans of a scheme to support councils who wish to introduce, retain or ...


    By Eco Food Recycling

  • Biogen Food Waste AD Plant, St Asaph

    Biogen provides an integrated food waste management solution for supermarkets, caterers, pubs, hotels, food manufacturers and local authorities across the UK. The plant in Waen, St Asaph processes waste from a variety of county’s such as Conwy, Swansea, Denbighshire and Flintshire. The anaerobic digestion (AD) plant processes 22,500 tonnes of food ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • The potential to prevent 280,000 tonnes of food waste in Sweden

    Over a third of all food waste in Sweden is avoidable, according to new research. If such waste minimisation were achieved, there would be less potential for biogas production, but the researchers suggest that this does not represent a compromise because it is currently performed on only a very small amount of waste food. The environmental impacts of food production mean that minimising food ...

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