Waste Management

The UK could save £3.7bn by recycling food waste, instead of sending it to landfill

Recycling all food waste could save the UK £3.7bn

By Matt Atherton

The UK could save £3.7bn by using food waste sent to landfill for renewable biofertiliser, claimed a food waste expert, after figures last month confirmed domestic food waste alone topped 7.3Mt.

UK commercial food waste amounts to 7Mt a year, says BigGreen.co.uk

Election 2015

Waste firm calls for food waste crack down

By Rod Addy

The new government should make recycling compulsory under law as Britain’s increasingly full landfill sites reach crisis point, according to one waste management business.

Oliver Neale and his class will go on a tour of an anaerobic digestion plant after his design won a competition

Student’s anaerobic digestion painting wins prize

By Laurence Gibbons

 A primary school student’s artwork depicting the role anaerobic digestion can play in turning food waste into renewable energy has won a competition and will now tour Yorkshire on the side of a truck.

Labour's policy reversal on food waste has been slammed

Labour does a u-turn on landfill ban for food waste

By Rick Pendrous

The Labour Party’s decision to drop plans to make a ban on food waste being sent to landfill part of its 2015 election manifesto has been slammed by companies that convert food waste into reusable energy, fertiliser and animal feed.

Diverting food waste from landfill could save food firms up to 45% of costs

Food waste remains a costly problem

By Rick Pendrous

Food manufacturers could increase their profits by over 10%, simply by more effectively using the waste they generate, claims a specialist food recycling organisation.

People are failing to recycle because they don't trust their rubbish will actually be recycled

Top three barriers preventing consumers recycling

By Laurence Gibbons

Bad habits, misconceptions and a lack of trust are the three main barriers preventing consumers from recycling, according to research by Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) and the University of Exeter.

Wyke Farms boss Richard Clothier: Proud to be one of the first national food brands to be self-sufficient in energy

Wyke Farms hits key green energy target

By Mike Stones

Cheesemaker Wyke Farms has become 100% self-sufficient in green energy after opening a new £4M biogas plant at its Bruton site in Somerset yesterday (September 19).

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