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How far can your car run on 1kg of food waste?

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Last week, the World Biogas Association (WBA) launched a new landmark report on urban food waste, its environmental impact, and the benefits of separately collecting it, treating it and recycling it through anaerobic digestion. The report also features a how-to section to assist municipalities wishing to improve their…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste, biomethane as a transport fuel, UK AD & Biogas, wba, emiliano lewis

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PRESS RELEASE: Food waste recycling industry responds to new Parliament food waste stats

Date: 25th May 2018 Embargo: Immediate   In response to today’s news that the amount of food waste sent for recycling through anaerobic digestion by Parliament has more than doubled in the last three years, Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association, said: …

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WRAP publish restated UK food waste figures

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WRAP has today published a new report titled "Household food waste: restated data for 2007-2015", where they have revised existing estimates for the amounts of food waste produced by UK households between 2007 and 2015. The information has been restated to align it with new international standards that WRAP helped…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, food waste, food waste collection, Defra, Wrap, emiliano lewis

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Separate food waste collections for England by 2024?

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Although government has been non-committal on the issue to date, it is appearing likely that the UK will introduce the EU Circular Economy Package, which includes provisions for member states to introduce separate collections for municipal biowaste by the end of 2023. We’ve heard gossip from three separate waste…

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Tags: food waste operators, anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste

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ADBA tells Treasury of the costs of plastic separation and disposal in food waste treatment

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At the end of last week ADBA submitted a response to HM Treasury's call for evidence on Tackling the plastic problem. The Energy and Transport tax team at HM Treasury ran the call for evidence to explore how changes to the tax system or charges could be used…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, food waste, plastic, HMT, HM Treasury, consultation, thom koller

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Food Waste Operator Group to meet on 4th June

On 4th June, the Food Waste Operator Group will be meeting to discuss the key topics affecting their day-to-day operations and the future developments for this part of the industry. The meeting is being hosted by Jelf Insurance Brokers at their office in Worcester. We encourage all food waste operators…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste, food waste operators, Defra, Wrap, food waste policy, separate food waste collections, digestate quality

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New SEPA guidance ahead of the banning of landfill of Biodegradable Municipal Waste in Scotland

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With landfill operators in Scotland prohibited from accepting Biodegradable Municipal Waste (BMW) for disposal at the landfill from 1 Jan 2021, the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) has issued new guidance on the ban on landfilling BMW. It describes the waste, why it will be banned, how to decide if…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, food waste, SEPA, Scotland, biodegradable waste, thom koller

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Join Our New Public Affairs Group

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It is a critical time for the AD industry, as we await the imminent passing of the RHI into law, and begin to consider future support for the industry once it ends in a few years time. ADBA is a membership organisation, and its therefore hugely important that our public…

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Tags: RHI, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, food waste, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives, Feed-in-Tariff, digestate, beis

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List of local authorities in England with separate food waste collections

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With news in the media that food waste recycling in Northern Ireland continues to rise, the situation in England is somewhat different. In 2016/17, just 109 local authorities in England had separate food waste collections in place. This is just 33% of the 326 local authorities in England that are responsible for waste services. …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, UK AD & Biogas, separate food waste collections, food waste, Wrap, local authorities

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WBA President discusses importance of managing food waste in cities

Ahead of the launch of a new international report by the World Biogas Association (WBA) and the C40 Cities Food, Water and Waste Programme on urban food waste management, WBA President David Newman sets out why it’s critical for cities around the world to manage their food waste sustainably.

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Tags: uk ad & world biogas expo 2018, food waste, world biogas association, david newman, anaerobic digestion

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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 could…

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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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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, Scotland, Zero Waste Scotland, Scottish Government, food waste, common agricultural policy cap, agriculture, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, Renewable Heat Incentive, RHI, district heat, thom koller

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