Tag: Food Waste

Defra sets out support for sending inedible food waste to AD

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Ahead of the forthcoming Resources and Waste Strategy, at last week’s ADBA Member Meeting we were joined by Robert Vaughan, Head of Household Waste and Recycling at Defra, who spoke about the work being undertaken towards achieving the target of zero food waste to landfill by 2030. This would…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, food waste, Defra, fwrap, framework for greater consistency in household recycling in england, separate food waste collections, thom koller

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WRAP present their Cost Benefit Analysis Tool at ADBA Members’ Meeting

At the ADBA Members' Meeting last Wednesday (18th April), Mike Falconer Hall, Programme Manager at WRAP, gave a very interesting presentation on the Cost Benefit Analysis Tool that WRAP have developed for the food waste and recycling industry. To see Mike's presentation, click here. The tool helps…

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Tags: Wrap, cost benefit analysis, food waste, biogas, anaerobic digestion, food waste collection, separate food waste collections, caddy liners, bin stickers

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Renewables Obligation Annual Report published for 2016-17

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Yesterday Ofgem published their Renewables Obligation (RO) Annual Report for the year 2016-17. Key points of interest from the report for the year ending 31 March 2017 are summarised below: Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROCs) issued and renewable generation Ofgem issued 86.2 million ROCs in 2016-17 compared to 90.4 million ROCs in 2015-16. This…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Ofgem, Renewables Obligation, feedstocks, agricultural feedstocks, food waste, emiliano lewis

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Wasting London’s Future - Environment Committee call for separate food waste collections

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Following consultation and a review of the latest evidence, the London Assembly's Environment Committee has today released its report 'Wasting London's Future'. Setting out the challenge ahead, the report notes the Mayor's pledges to: Increase total recycling in London from 52 per cent to 65 per cent by 2030; and, …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, london assembly, environment committee, separate food waste collections, food waste, Charlotte Morton, thom koller

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Scottish Government issue ambitious Climate Change Plan for 2018-2032

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The Scottish Government has today published the Climate Change Plan: The Third Report on Proposals and Policies 2018-2032. The Plan sets out the Scottish Government’s action towards meeting emissions reduction targets under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009. It includes chapters covering sectors of the Scottish economy, including: Electricity,…

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How have AD gate fees changed over time?

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My July blog last year showed how gate fees for food waste AD operators continued to fall in 2016, according to the latest WRAP gate fees report. We have extracted the WRAP data to show how gate fees, the charges levied upon a given quantity of food waste received…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, fwrap, Wrap, gate fees, food waste, food waste recycling, emiliano lewis, cost benefit analysis

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PRESS RELEASE: Brexit must not stop UK signing up to new EU recycling targets – ADBA

The UK’s anaerobic digestion (AD) industry has welcomed the endorsement of EU ambassadors for the four legislative proposals of the European Union’s waste package, and called for the UK to sign up to the targets included in the proposals irrespective of its future relationship with the EU.

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Tags: adba press release, Charlotte Morton, Circular Economy, food waste collections, food waste, anaerobic digestion, landfill

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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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London report calls for less incineration and more AD

ADBA has welcomed a report published by the London Assembly’s Environment Committee that describes incineration of household waste as one of the ‘least desirable forms of management in the waste hierarchy’. The report states that the amount of waste sent for incineration has more…

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PRESS RELEASE: Anaerobic digestion industry welcomes London Assembly incineration report

The UK’s anaerobic digestion (AD) industry has welcomed a report published today by the London Assembly’s Environment Committee that describes incineration of household waste as one of the ‘least desirable forms of management in the waste hierarchy’.

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Tags: adba press release, anaerobic digestion, Charlotte Morton, food waste, separate food waste collections

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Parliament approves new regulations for Medium Combustion Plant Directive

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It has been announced today that the regulations transposing the Medium Combustion Plant Directive and implementing emission controls on generators have now been approved in both Houses of Parliament. These regulations came into force on 30 January 2018. The substantive text is unchanged from the version released in December and can be…

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Partnership initiative launched to tackle Scotland’s food waste

As Scotland’s mounting food waste issues attract increasing attention, two Scottish companies have come together to offer the country’s only fully integrated collection and treatment solution. Food Waste Scotland is the innovative collaboration of leading waste management and recycling company Binn Group with major food waste…

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Tags: member's press release, anaerobic digestion, Scotland, food waste

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PRESS RELEASE: Granville Ecopark becomes first UK AD plant certified under new performance scheme

Granville Ecopark, an award-winning enhanced anaerobic digestion (AD) facility based in Northern Ireland, has become the first AD plant in the UK to achieve certification under the recently launched AD Certification Scheme (ADCS), an industry-led initiative that recognises good operational, environmental, and health and safety performance at AD plants.

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Tags: adba press release, ad certification scheme, adba national conference 2017, health and safety, plant performance, anaerobic digestion, Charlotte Morton, food waste

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Parliamentary Event - Energy Innovation Forum: Looking to the Future

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ADBA has been asked to invite its members to exhibit at a forthcoming display of green energy technology in Parliament. Hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Renewable and Sustainable Energy, parliamentarians will be invited to come and meet those involved in the green energy, technology and research sectors in…

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Committee on Climate Change highlight gaps in Government policy

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has today published its independent assessment of the UK’s Clean Growth Strategy, the Government’s recent announcement of around 100 policies, proposals and plans. This report, available to download here, assesses the Government’s latest set of policies and proposals that…

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Tags: CCC, committee on climate change, beis, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, future of on farm ad, future of gas, rhi application form, food waste, biomethane as a transport fuel, policy gaps, thom koller

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