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Can we achieve food waste capture rates of 86% achieved by Milan?

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In recent months, we have been working with DEFRA on strengthening the case for introducing separate food waste collections in England. One part of the puzzle is looking at what food waste capture rates could be achieved in households if separate food waste collections were to be rolled out. …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, food waste collections, capture rates, Wrap, Circular Economy, emiliano lewis

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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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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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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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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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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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URGENT reminder to food waste operators - WRAP’s gate fee survey

WRAP is undertaking its eleventh annual gate fees survey, which investigates gate fees paid at waste treatment facilities throughout the UK. We are encouraging as many operators as possible to take part. The deadline to fill in the survey is tomorrow, Friday 12th January, though it is now likely to…

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Tags: Wrap, anthesis, gate fees, food waste, food waste operators, member survey, UK AD & Biogas, biogas, anaerobic digestion, emiliano lewis

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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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WRAP publish new industry guidance: Dealing with Household Food Waste at AD Facilities

Following feedback from members of the FWRAP Steering Group, the Waste and Resource Action Programme (WRAP) have republished their industry guidance on ‘Dealing with Household Food Waste at AD Facilities - Management of Liners’. Dealing with Household Food Waste at AD Facilities – Management of Liners The guidance,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, food waste, fwrap, Wrap, caddy liners, compostable liners, guidance, food waste collection, food waste recycling, food waste recycling action plan, 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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How to achieve UK-wide separate food waste collections

Yesterday I gave a presentation at EDIE Live about introducing source-segregated food waste collections throughout the UK. The event features talks on smarter and more sustainable business and brings together energy, sustainability and resource efficiency professionals.  I spoke about where we are in the UK in terms of food…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste, food waste operators, beis, fwrap, framework for greater consistency in household recycling in england, Wrap, uk ad & biogas and world biogas expo 2017, thom koller

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How can we increase household food waste to AD in existing collection schemes?

Figures released by WRAP today show that the amount of household food waste being collected for AD remains low:  "Local authorities sent 314,516 tonnes of food waste to AD facilities in Great Britain; 191,830 tonnes in England, 52,686 tonnes in Wales in 2014/15, and 70,000 tonnes in Scotland in 2014." While of course there is…

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Tags: food waste, anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, Wrap, food waste recycling action plan, fwrap

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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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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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