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Food waste collections: Lords back best practice model for England

A much publicised Lords report into food waste prevention has labelled the quantities of food waste “morally repugnant”, and has largely placed the blame with supermarkets and food retailers for practices such as BOGOF offers. Key recommended actions to cut food waste include tax breaks such as VAT exemptions to…

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Tags: food waste prevention, House of Lords, Jordan Marshall, separate food waste collections, source segregation

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Waste management policy in England: inquiry launched

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Given Defra’s intention of “stepping back” in areas of waste management where there is no clear market failure, a parliamentary inquiry has been launched to investigate Defra’s existing municipal waste management policies and what impact a reduction in their activities will have. Notably, the committee has specifically asked…

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Tags: AD Strategy & Action Plan, Defra, Jordan Marshall, separate food waste collections, source segregation, waste management

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Food waste landfill ban could create over 12,000 jobs

12,100 skilled jobs could be created if food waste was banned from landfill, according to recent figures from the think-tank Green Alliance. The publication cites an AD plant manager, with skills in SCADA training and HNC engineering as an example of the type of jobs that could be created. The report…

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DfT publish industry recommendations to boost gas vehicle market

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The Department for Transport (DfT) has today published recommendations to support the biomethane and gas vehicle market, agreed by the Low Emission HGV Task Force group which ADBA sat on. Included within the recommendations are: Reviewing the case for allowing recognition for the certified use of biomethane as a transport…

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Tags: biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane certification, CNG, DfT, gas vehicle, Jordan Marshall, LNG, RTFO, separate food waste collections

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AD food waste capacity to increase by 62% in next decade

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A report into waste infrastructure capacity has identified that over 2.2 million tonnes of source segregated food waste will be available for treatment through AD by 2025, with 117 food waste plants in operation capable of treating 1.4 million tonnes each year. Sita’s report suggests that the continued growth of the food waste…

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Tags: food waste, Jordan Marshall, separate food waste collections, Sita, source segregation

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DfT call for evidence: ADBA sets out actions needed to boost biomethane vehicle market

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ADBA last week responded  to a call for evidence from the Department for Transport (DfT) which is examining ways of providing more effective government support for advanced fuels, including biomethane. As well as setting out the huge potential benefits that the biomethane and gas vehicle sector can deliver for the…

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Tags: biomethane as a transport fuel, DfT, fuel duty differential, Jordan Marshall, RTFO, separate food waste collections

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Ministers slammed over failure to support food waste collections

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Appearing before a Lords’ inquiry into building a biowaste economy, two DECC ministers and one Defra minister faced repeated questioning about the lack of drive to support separate food waste collections in England. Resource minister Dan Rogerson MP, as well as energy minister Michael Fallon MP and climate change minister…

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Tags: Dan Rogerson, DECC, Defra, Greg Barker, Jordan Marshall, Lords, Michael Fallon, separate food waste collections, source segregation

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Hospitality sector's £2.5bn food waste bill - can AD address this?

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The opportunities for the hospitality and food service sector to profit from AD have been highlighted in a WRAP report. Food waste costs the sector £2.5bn each year, and while cutting the proportion of food waste must be the first priority, the sector still generates 235,000 tonnes of unavoidable food waste…

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Tags: food waste, Hospitality, Jordan Marshall, landfill ban, separate food waste collections, source segregation, Wrap

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EU waste targets: government talks down landfill ban

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Defra’s response to the consultation on the review of EU waste targets has disappointingly reiterated government’s opposition to banning biodegradeable waste to landfill, although this was caveated with the assurance that this position would change if such a mechanism can be proven to be “the best-value way of…

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Tags: Defra, European Commission, European Union, Green Alliance, Jordan Marshall, landfill ban, Landfill Directive, separate food waste collections, source segregation, Waste Framework Directive

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ADBA to give evidence to Lords on food waste

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As part of a parliamentary inquiry into food waste prevention at the EU level, witnesses have been giving evidence which has included a reiteration of the benefits that source segregation can deliver for waste reduction. The inquiry is considering what role EU regulation and guidance can play in preventing food…

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Tags: Charlotte Morton, EU, European Commission, food waste prevention, Jordan Marshall, separate food waste collections, source segregation, waste targets

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EU examining sustainable phosphorus use

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The European Union is consulting on the sustainable use of phosphorus, which presents an excellent opportunity to make the case that digestate generated in the AD process allows critical nutrients, such as phosphorus, to be returned to land to support food production. The consultation document notes that “supplies are limited…

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Tags: End of waste, EU, Jordan Marshall, phosphorus, separate food waste collections, source segregation

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Source segregation: ADBA urges Defra to recognise waste reduction benefits

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In our response to Defra’s consultation on its Waste Prevention Programme for England, we welcomed the fact that food waste was identified as a priority area, but argued that the waste reduction benefits that can be delivered through separate food waste collections was wrongly ignored. While recognising that voluntary…

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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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Northern Ireland: food waste landfill ban & separate collections proposed

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In what should prove a major boost to the growth of the anaerobic digestion industry in Northern Ireland, proposals have been announced to ban food waste to landfill and roll out separate food waste collections to councils and businesses. Unlike similar proposals in Scotland, there will be no exemption from…

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Complying with changes to Waste Regulations: advice for Scottish businesses

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An information campaign has been launched to make Scottish businesses aware of the changes to waste regulations that will come into force from January 2014, which includes a website with advice on how to prepare. From 1 January next year, all organisations in Scotland will have to recycle their plastic, metal, glass,…

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Tags: landfill ban, separate food waste collections, source segregation, Zero Waste Scotland

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