food waste separation News

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Food waste a priority for Ireland, says EPA

    Food waste has been highlighted as a top priority in Ireland to ensure the country doesn’t miss EU diversion targets for biodegradable municipal waste. Ireland’s Environmental Protection Agency has published The National Waste Report 2007, stating food waste “is a priority”. Other progress indicators were that overall general waste generation had not increased from 2006. And, recycling rates had ...

  • Mechline launches GohBio ‘natural’ food waste disposal

    Reduce approx 550 kilos of food waste to grey waste water in 24 hours with GohBio from Mechline. GohBio is a new product that reduces food waste disposal costs, ‘Future Proofs’ against disposal cost increases, reduces landfill and is energy efficient and sustainable.GohBio is NOT a composting machine nor does it rely on composting to decompose food waste. It uses a special formulation of highly ...

  • Local authorities assess maceration for food waste

    The Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee has met with the water industry to discuss the problems of food waste and whether macerators are the best way of dealing with it. At a meeting in London on 23 March, LARAC and the water industry discussed potential solutions of how householders could best dispose of food waste. They came to a consensus that “minimisation of food waste should come ...

  • MPs request food waste landfill ban

    According to MPs, local authorities should be banned from sending food waste to landfill sites to help combat England’s ‘throwaway society’. Government figures show that in England, 8.5 million tonnes of local authority-collected waste goes to landfill. According to a report by the environmental audit committee regulations should be introduced to ensure that food waste is ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • 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 ...

  • Solving London’s Food Waste Issue is on the Menu

    GPT Waste is serving up a solution to London’s food waste issue. According to the Feeding Britain report, 4.3 million tonnes of surplus food is being thrown away in Britain every year. Approximately 18 million tonnes of food in the UK will end up in landfill annually, with the value being close to £23bn. The total value is rising rapidly due to ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • One third of food produced for humans is lost or wasted

    Roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year - approximately 1.3 billion tonnes - gets lost or wasted, according to an FAO-commissioned study. The document, Global Food Losses and Food Waste, was commissioned by FAO from the Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology (SIK) for Save Food!, an international congress being held in Düsseldorf 16-17 May ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Anaerobic Digestion Success for a UK Food Waste Plant

    KIRK ENVIRONMENTAL, part of KIRK GROUP, was awarded a contract back in 2008 for one of the first commercial biogas plants in the UK which was the start of a 6 year relationship with the customer and two extensions to the initial plant. ...


    By KIRK UK

  • Canadians’ Food Wasting Habits Need to Stop

    “Stop wasting your food!” A lecture delivered in every dining table, is now a national call to all Canadians. Green Living Enterprises, Canada’s leading cause marketing group, says Canada’s food waste problem needs to be addressed at the household level. The Toronto Food Policy Council estimates about $27 billion worth of food produced and sold in Canada is wasted ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Commissioning of food waste digestion plant Benet in France, 1 MW elec

    The first food waste digestion plant in France was completed in April 2010. entec biogas gmbh had got the commission for the design, as well as general contractor for mechanical and electrical engineering and commissioning of the biogas plant. Right now, the biogas plant is under commissioning and is expected to be on full capacity in September 2010. The biogas plant in Benet treats waste from ...


    By entec biopower gmbh

  • Leading Anaerobic digestion firm calls for ban on food waste to landfill

    Localised collection rules are hampering the plans to build 40 anaerobic digestion plants, warns Tamar Energy. The UK government has been called upon by the UK’s first large-scale anaerobic digestion developer, asking to ban food waste from landfill to help the UK meets its 2020 renewable energy targets. The government were called upon after they unveiled its second annual progress report ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Biffa signs three-year contract to take Sainsbury`s food waste

    Waste management firm Biffa has signed a contract with Sainsbury’s to process its Midlands food waste using anaerobic digestion. Over three years, Biffa will handle food waste from 40 Sainsbury’s Midlands stores in another step towards diverting all the supermarket’s food waste from landfill. Sainsbury’s commercial director Neil Sachdev said: “We are the industry leader in the use of anaerobic ...

  • Waste Management Launches New Food and Organic Recycling Technology in Orange County

    New Food and Organic Recycling Facility Features Innovative Technology to Transform Orange County Food and Organics into Green End Uses Waste Management of Orange County (WMOC) today opened its new Food and Organic Recycling Facility, featuring processing technology that is the first of its kind in Southern California. WMOC was joined by the Director of California Department of Resources ...


    By Waste Management Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Cedar Grove Composting Unveils Food Waste Digester Plans

    Cedar Grove innovates technology to turn food waste into energy. SEATTLE - Cedar Grove Composting announced today that it is working with BioFerm Energy Systems, a German-based clean energy generation company owned by The Viessmann Group, to integrate anaerobic digestion into its composting process.  The proposed technology employs a high-solids anaerobic digester that produces a usable ...


    By Cedar Grove Composting

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