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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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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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WRAP publishes report on digestate quality and safety for agriculture

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WRAP has now published the findings of a long-running research project that they commissioned to investigate the safety of PAS110 digestate when used in agriculture and field horticulture. A wide range of hazards were considered and risks from digestate use were considered to be acceptably low or negligible in all…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Wrap, PAS110, digestate, food waste, crop operators

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PRESS RELEASE: ADBA: New WRAP figures reinforce need for separate food waste collection

Chief Executive of the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) Charlotte Morton has called on DEFRA to show stronger leadership following the latest figures released by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) showing an increase in average household food waste between 2012 and 2015. According to WRAP…

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Tags: Wrap, food waste collection, Charlotte Morton, Defra, household waste collections, waste hierarchy

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Digestate in Horticulture (Ornamental Plants & Strawberries)

Image source Dr Mary Dimambro, Managing Director at Cambridge Eco Ltd has worked on several reports with WRAP about the use of digestate in horticulture. The aim of the reports were to develop appropriate markets for quality digestates to be used in horticulture. There were three reports written which have…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, digestate, strawberries, mary dimambro, emma thomas, research, Wrap

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Update on food waste collection work - how is the consistency project progressing?

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Following the launch of the Framework for Greater Consistency in Household Recycling for England in September, the steering group behind the project met at Defra this week to discuss progress and next steps. The meeting was chaired by WRAP Chief Executive Marcus Gover, who said they had been pleased with…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, food waste operators group, food waste collections, Waste, waste collections, recycling, separate food waste collections, framework for greater consistency in household recycling in england, harmonisation and consistency working group, harmonised collections, ADBA, Matt Hindle, Wrap, Defra, clg, councils

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Food Waste Operators discuss collections, best practice and more

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The Food Waste Operators Group visited Shanks’ Wescott Park AD plant this week for their latest meeting. Food waste collections Recent developments on food waste collection policy – the publication of the Food Waste Recycling Action Plan, and the framework for greater consistency in household collections – formed the…

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Tags: fwog, food waste operators, food waste operators group, waste collection, food waste collection, fwrap, framework for greater consistency in household recycling in england, Wrap, anaerobic digestion, biogas, Matt Hindle, jess allan, alex monks, ADBA, operator groups

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New evidence shows digestate has capacity to replace the “whole market” for peat

WRAP has published a series of documents based on their research into the potential for digestates in horticultural applications. In their words, These have shown that there is early promise for the continued investigation of the use of quality digestate in horticultural applications such as growing media or as a…

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Tags: Wrap, digestate, horticulture, research, research and development, research and innovation, trial results, food waste operators, crop operators, Matt Hindle

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Food Waste in England: ADBA provides views to EFRA

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Today is an important day for food waste and for the AD industry with this morning's launch of the Framework for Greater Consistency in Household Recycling for England which encourages a more consistent approach to goods and packaging recycling and separate food waste collections. ADBA welcomes the move towards…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste, food waste operators, renewable financial incentives, digestate, separate food waste collections, Wrap, framework for greater consistency in household recycling in england, efra committee, Defra, DCLG, consultation, thom koller

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ADBA welcomes move towards consistent recycling services and food waste collections in England

Responding to the launch of the Framework for Greater Consistency in Household Recycling for England, Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA), said: “Food waste in England is a hugely valuable resource and an opportunity which is still largely untapped. Separate collections help meet…

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Tags: food waste, food waste collections, separate food waste collections, Wrap, ADBA, harmonisation and consistency working group, Charlotte Morton, anaerobic digestion, biogas, Defra, food waste operators

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