Tag: Circular Economy Package

PRESS RELEASE: “Tide may be turning” for UK anaerobic digestion industry

The “tide may be turning” for the UK anaerobic digestion (AD) industry, according to the head of the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA).

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Tags: press release, uk ad & world biogas expo 2018, market report, anaerobic digestion, Charlotte Morton, RHI, food waste, circular economy package, on-farm AD

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CIWM chief sets out implications of EU Circular Economy Package for UK food waste recycling

This article first appeared on CIWM Journal Online. The implications of the EU's Circular Economy Package for food waste recycling in the UK will be a key theme of UK AD & World Biogas Expo 2018, taking place next week at the NEC in Birmingham. The expo is free…

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Tags: CIWM, food waste, circular economy package, uk ad & world biogas expo 2018

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PRESS RELEASE: Europe “must get ready for food waste collections”

Local authorities and municipalities across the European Union (EU), including in the UK, need to ‘get ready’ to introduce separate food waste collections, according to the heads of the global and UK food waste recycling associations.

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Tags: press release, European Union, circular economy package, world biogas association, uk ad & world biogas expo 2018, food waste

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Separate food waste collections for all by 31 December 2023 says EU

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As part of EU revisions to the Circular Economy Package the Waste Framework Directive (WFD) is being updated. The measures will support Europe's transition to more sustainable material management and a circular economy, ensuring efficiency of resource use, enhancing the use of renewable energy, and that waste…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, European Union, Waste Framework Directive, circular economy package, food waste, separate food waste collections, recycling, thom koller, european biogas association

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EU Circular Economy Package Agreed - AD to boom across EU

In December the European Commission, Council and Parliament provisionally agreed the Circular Economy Package of measures in waste, which they have been negotiating for many years. This agreement moves the EU towards a higher level of sustainability in waste management over the coming ten years or so, with some stretching…

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Tags: European Union, circular economy package, anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste, Defra

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Brexit and biogas

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The UK’s politics and economy are entering a period of extreme uncertainty, the impacts of which we can only guess for now. Today’s stock and currency market reactions are extreme, but unsurprising in the circumstances. Markets appear to have expected a ‘remain’ vote, so…

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Tags: DECC, Defra, Europe, European Union, eu referendum, EU, Circular Economy, circular economy package, farming, CAP, food waste operators, food waste, recycling, digestate, energy policy, renewable energy, anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Matt Hindle, financial incentives

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ADBA makes the case for retaining PAS110 for UK operators

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Last week we submitted our response to the European Commission proposals for new Fertiliser Regulations, which will set end of waste criteria for digestates across the continent. While these criteria could theoretically replace PAS110, as we have previously reported the proposals now include an ‘optional harmonisation’ approach which…

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Tags: food waste, food waste operators, PAS110, End of waste, European Commission, european end of waste, digestate, circular economy package, fertiliser regulations, Defra, Matt Hindle, biogas

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How will the new sustainable bioenergy policy affect you?

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As part of the European Commission’s Energy Union strategy a new bioenergy sustainability policy for after 2020 is being developed, with a consultation now open. New sustainable bioenergy policy could have profound impacts on AD and bioresources with possible changes to: Sustainability criteria; Competition between different sectors (energy, industrial…

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Tags: European Commission, bioenergy, bioenergy sustainability, sustainability criteria, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, 7% cap, iLUC, redii, circular economy package

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Parliament favours anaerobic digestion for food waste disposal

While the government still drags its feet over action to reduce council tax bills by diverting food waste from expensive landfill through segregated collection services, the House of Commons has acted to send on-site food waste from Parliament’s canteens to anaerobic digestion (AD).  The representative for the…

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Tags: press release, council tax, landfill, Parliament, pq, House of Commons, food waste, tom brake, recycling targets, European Commission, circular economy package, CCC, fifth carbon budget, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer, anaerobic digestion

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New EU Circular Economy Package encourages separate food waste collections

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Last week (Dec. 2), the revised EU Circular Economy Package (CEP): Closing the loop – an EU action plan for the Circular Economy was launched by Vice-President Frans Timmermans of the European Commission.   This document announced legislation for the next four year period and will influence member state objectives and…

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Tags: food waste, anaerobic digestion, Defra, digestate, European Commission, circular economy package, biowaste, landfill, biofertiliser

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European End of Waste: Commission says ‘optional’ harmonisation possible, but not yet confirmed

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Following the news on European End of Waste criteria from our Regulatory Forum – which confirmed for the first time that the Commission are minded to use a ‘partial harmonisation’ route which would allow UK operators to continue to use PAS110 – the Commission have now released a…

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Tags: End of waste, PAS110, PAS 110, digestate, food waste operators, food waste, anaerobic digestion, AD, biogas, Matt Hindle, Defra, EA, European Commission, Europe, fertilizer regulations, Circular Economy, circular economy package

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Food waste collection work offers promise

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Amid all of the uncertainty around renewable financial incentives, there is one chink of light on AD policy: food waste collections. In mid-July, Charlotte was part of an industry delegation which met new resources minister Rory Stewart MP in Defra. There she described work which was already underway between the…

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Tags: blog, food waste, food waste collection, rory stewart, Defra, AD, food waste recycling action plan, biogas, Wrap, recycling, circular economy package, EC, Europe, government, landfill tax, carbon savings, operator groups, Charlotte Morton

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Industry grasps need to square the circle on EC’s Circular Economy Package

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Waste isn’t a problem, it’s a resource – and so the European Commission’s Circular Economy Package has presented the UK’s green economy with a unique opportunity to force the circular agenda onto the statute book of a government which is otherwise distracted…

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Tags: Circular Economy, circular economy package, consultation, green economy, apsrg, matthew farrow, environmental industries commission, liz goodwin, Wrap, barry gardiner mp, dan cooke, viridor, EU, EC, Derek Sivyer, will bushby

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Circular economy package signals huge opportunity for resource management agenda

The European Commission has launched a 12 week public consultation on its proposed Circular Economy package, which aims to establish a competitive, resource-efficient economy. As one of the few circular economy technologies already functioning, anaerobic digestion (AD) will take a leading role in resource-efficient policy. Commenting on the technology’s…

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Tags: European Commission, EC, circular economy package, resource security, food waste, End of waste, PAS 110, digestate, consultation, phosphorus, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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