Tag: Local Authorities

How are we doing on separate food waste collections?

The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has provided the latest data on separate food waste collections among local authorities (LAs) in England. In 2016/17, there were 109 LAs with separate food waste collections in place, representing 1/3 of all LAs in England. With the figure increasing ever year, this does represent…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, fwrap, Wrap, separate food waste collections, local authorities, framework for greater consistency in household recycling in england, emiliano lewis

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Give it a try - Cost Benefit Analysis Tool for food waste recycling

What is the Cost Benefit Analysis tool? WRAP’s Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) tool for the food waste recycling industry, published in March 2017, is a tool designed for local authorities (LAs) who provide a separate weekly household food waste collection, and anaerobic digestion (AD) operators that process the waste. …

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Tags: food waste recycling action plan, Wrap, cost benefit analysis, food waste collection, food waste recycling, ad operators, local authorities, intervention measures, caddy liners, cost sharing, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis

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Latest WRAP report shows a fall in AD gate fees

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Last week, WRAP published their latest annual report on gate fees. Titled “Gate Fees Report 2017: comparing the costs of waste treatment options”, the survey shows that, in 2016, gate fees in the AD industry have continued to fall. Now in its tenth year, the survey covers gate fees charged…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, gate fees, food waste, food waste operators, Wrap, emiliano lewis, UK AD & Biogas, local authorities, ad operators

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Congratulations to all local election and mayoral winners

By Jon Harrison, ADBA External Affairs Manager ADBA warmly congratulates all successful mayoral candidates and councillors elected in yesterday's local and mayoral elections. As the winners turn to their new responsibilities, we will be highlighting to them the important role of AD in supporting local economies and helping solve…

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Tags: jon harrison, local elections, anaerobic digestion, food waste, un sustainable development goals, waste hierarchy, local authorities

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New Government must recognise benefits of AD

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By ADBA External Affairs Manager Jon Harrison The advantage of being in Government is that you know when you’re going to call an election before anyone else does. With the tightly run ship of Theresa May’s No.10 operation, news of the surprise poll didn’t…

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Tags: jon harrison, government, local authorities, anaerobic digestion, food waste collections, RHI, FIT

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WRAP launch food waste Cost Benefit Analysis Web Tool

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The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has launched a new Cost Benefit Analysis tool to help AD operators and local authorities that collect household food waste on a weekly basis weigh up the costs and associated benefits of implementing proven intervention measures such as using bin stickers and caddy…

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Tags: Wrap, fwrap, cost benefit analysis, food waste, local authorities

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Would you like to test WRAP’s new Cost Benefit Analysis Tool?

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The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) have recently completed the development of their Cost Benefit Analysis Tool. This tool is designed for local authorities who provide a separate weekly household food waste collection and AD operators who process that waste to identify the likely costs and benefits of implementing…

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Tags: chris noyce, Wrap, cost benefit analysis, local authorities, food waste collection, ad operators

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Creating a biomethane market – what are your views?

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The European Biogas Association (EBA) is conducting a survey to assess whether existing and potential biomethane consumers would be prepared to pay a premium over natural gas supplies, due to biomethane's renewable, sustainable, and environment friendly credentials. To this end the EBA needs to understand the present level of…

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Tags: european biogas association, Survey, European Union, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, thom koller, biomethane in transport, biomethane injection, biomethane to grid, district heat, local authorities, CHP, food waste operators, crop operators

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Defra & WRAP push ahead with plans to harmonise UK food waste collections

The WRAP-led steering group, of which ADBA is a member, has today announced plans to produce a publication this summer outlining its vision aimed at harmonising UK food waste collections. Working in partnership with the Resource Minister, Rory Stewart MP, local authorities, waste management contractors, recyclers, producers, the retail sector…

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Tags: press release, Defra, Wrap, food waste collections, steering group, harmonisation and consistency working group, harmonised collections, household waste collections, local authorities, rory stewart, Minister, recycling, Derek Sivyer

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ADBA pushes Defra for food waste action

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ADBA has been at the heart of WRAP’s efforts to support the Defra Minister, Rory Stewart MP, in a push for recycling consistency among councils. More information about this work has now been released by the resources body. The aim of the WRAP-led steering group has been to…

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Tags: blog, Wrap, food waste, Defra, rory stewart, Parliament, recycling, harmonisation and consistency working group, food waste collections, harmonised collections, local authorities, councils, marcus gover, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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WRAP gate fees report suggests no changes for AD

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WRAP's annual survey of waste and recycling gate fees was released earlier this week, and can be accessed here. The survey shows an AD gate fee of £40/t in 2014-15, which is little changed from previous years. However, following our previous concerns about this data (which were exposed…

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Tags: Wrap, gate fees, food waste operators, financial incentives, RHI, food waste, biogas, anaerobic digestion, Matt Hindle, market report, local authorities

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Industry recognises food waste’s role in green cities

ADBA’s second dinner debate formed a consensus on the substantial potential of food waste as a vital resource for greener, smarter city designs. Held in central London under Chatham House Rule, the debate included leaders from AD operators, waste collection firms, residual waste treatment sites and waste management…

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Tags: executive dinner debate, press release, food waste, urban design, smart cities, cities, green cities, incineration, waste hierachy, government, local authorities, resource, recycling, biomethane, transport, Derek Sivyer

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Who will be attending the UK Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference 2014?

We will be holding our second UK Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference on Tuesday 9 September at Northampton Guildhall. The event will bring together industry professionals from AD, transport and fuel infrastructure, freight and logistics, local authorities and more to discuss the latest development in biomethane as a…

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Tags: biomethane as a transport fuel, local authorities, UK Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference 2014

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Waste regulation route map launched for local authorities

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A working group comprising members of local authority waste networks, the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB), and WRAP has launched a ‘Waste Regulations Route Map’. This is designed to help local authorities to assess their compliance with the regulations. The Route Map provides important information on the regulations relevant…

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Tags: local authorities, LWARB, Matt Hindle, regulation, Waste, Wrap

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ADBA calls for greater LA support for AD projects in planning

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We have submitted our response to government’s consultation on updated planning policy which local authorities will use to assess planning applications for waste infrastructure. Heat use & co-location In our response, we were keen to welcome the changes to Planning Policy Statement 10 which encourage local authorities to ‘consider siting……

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Tags: co-location, councils, DCLG, Jordan Marshall, local authorities, Renewable Heat Incentive, separate food waste collections

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