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National Infrastructure Commission calls for mandatory separate food waste collections by 2025

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Last week, the National Infrastructure Commission released their National Infrastructure Assessment. The Assessment, which you can read here, aims to provide a clear, long term strategy for the UK’s economic infrastructure from 2020 to 2050, which can then provide long term clarity for industry and the supply chain. The Commission…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, food waste, national infrastructure commission, national infrastructure assessment, separate food waste collections, Defra, resources and waste strategy, nic, thom koller

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ADBA’s view on Defra’s proposals to reduce emissions from farming

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The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is consulting on their draft Clean Air Strategy. Running until 14 August 2018, the consultation looks to support efforts to reduce transport pollution and air quality restrictions on industry, by introducing complimentary measures for other sectors, such as food production, heating homes. You…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, Defra, consultation, health and harmony, common agricultural policy cap, clean air strategy, air quality, ammonia emissions, ammonia, low emission spreading, thom koller

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Please respond to digestate survey - deadline extended to this Friday

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The deadline for our important survey to understand digestate storage and spreading practices has been extended to this Friday (22nd June). We are looking for our members' contributions to this survey as it will help us to develop informed responses to Defra's draft Clean Air Strategy consultation. For the…

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Defra Clean Air Strategy workshop explores ammonia reduction proposals

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This week, ADBA attended a workshop held by Defra to explore their proposals to reduce ammonia emissions from agriculture, as set out in their draft Clean Air Strategy which is being consulted on presently. Click here to read our blog on this and please do send us your thoughts…

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Environment Committee Scrutinises Brexit Farming Policy

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The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee has published its response to the Government’s consultation on post-Brexit farming policy. This consultation is intended to from the basis for an Agriculture Bill later this year that will set out the system of support for farmers and the rural…

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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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Clean Air Strategy proposals on reducing emissions from farming

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As announced in an earlier blog Defra is consulting on their draft Clean Air Strategy. You can read our summary of the consultation here. This blog focuses on one of the themes of the Strategy, emissions from farming and the role of AD. The consultaton notes that the…

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Defra publish draft Clean Air Strategy 2018

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Last summer, as part of efforts to improve UK air quality, Defra consultted on reducing roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations in towns and cities in line with statutory limits. The new Clean Air Strategy, which you can read in full here, builds on this work and looks to align government ambitions…

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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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Creating a new, independent environmental watchdog

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Earlier this year the government published the 25 Year Environment Plan, setting out its ambition for this to be the first generation that leaves the environment in a better state than that in which we inherited it. To ensure that environmental protection measures are supported in the coming years and that…

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Defra farming consultation: AD offers the only means of decarbonising manure management

ADBA has today submitted its response to the Defra consultation, Health and Harmony: The Future for Food, Farming and the Environment in a Green Brexit. You can download our submission here. In our response we make the case that with just 2.3 million tonnes of farm waste currently going to AD…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, FIT, RHI, renewable financial incentives, consultation, Defra, common agricultural policy cap, uk ad & world biogas expo 2018, ammonia emissions, agriculture bill, future of on farm ad, climate change mitigation, soil health, public goods, thom koller

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Defra and Environment Agency to speak at ADBA Regulatory Forum – final programme

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Our Spring Regulatory Forum has shaped up nicely into a packed day of sessions, delivered by a range of industry experts. This includes representatives from Defra, the Environment Agency (EA), CCM Technologies, David Woolgar Consulting, Jelf, Walker Morris, Little Green Consulting and Beeswax Dyson; great to see such a host…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, regulatory forum, digestate, permitting, charges, law, emissions, air quality, Defra, Environment Agency, environment, regulation

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Do separate food waste collections lead to reduced food waste?

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In recent months, we have been engaging with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) on the case for introducing mandatory separate food waste collections in England. The cost of introducing separate food waste collections across England is now deemed to be £20m per year for 10 years,…

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Tags: Defra, food waste collections, separate food waste collections, waste reduction, cost benefit analysis, emiliano lewis, UK AD & Biogas

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Defra farming consultation: comment on our draft response

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The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is consulting on the support for farmers following the end of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP). ADBA is responding to the consultation, Health and Harmony: The Future for Food, Farming and the Environment in a Green Brexit, details of which you…

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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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