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Consultations on recycling collections and packagingGovernment have launched a series of consultations aimed at overhauling the waste system. Building on the Resources and Waste Strategy, these consultations provide detail on the plans.
ISWA Beacon Conference on Food WasteISWA is hosting the ISWA Beacon Conference on Food Waste, taking place on the 8th of April in Oslo, Norway.The conference is aligned with the 7th Nordic Biogas Conference and Composting Day for a four-day focus on the next wave of policy and potential of bio-waste treatment in Europe and beyond.
Job opportunity - Compliance AssistantRenewable Energy Assurance Limited (REAL) is seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic and committed team member to assist with a range of membership, monitoring and compliance activities within the Renewable Energy Consumer Code (RECC).
Job opportunity - Compost operations managerEnvar Composting Ltd requires a Compost Operations Manager to join the team at their established composting facility located in near St Ives, Cambridgeshire.
Graduate vacancy - Environmental ScientistAlbion Environmental Ltd is delighted to have recently been awarded a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project, working with the Open University to help Albion acquire the knowledge, in-house capabilities and technical expertise to complete bioaerosol assessments. They are currently recruiting for this exciting 24-month fixed term post.
Charlie's blog on research opportunitiesChairman Charlie highlights the opportunity for compost and digestate producers to suggest research projects for REAL's research hub and suggests some areas he would like to see covered.
Greater Manchester Combined Authority to meet composting operatorsGMCA Issues OJEU Notice for Food and Garden waste composting operators
Certification scheme rules publishedREAL have published the revised scheme rules for the compost and biofertiliser certification schemes.These are in force already. We have prepared a summary of the changes. Details of the research hub are also included.
Consultation on Single-use Carrier Bag ChargeDefra is consulting on its proposals to require all retailers in England to charge, from January 2020, a minimum of 10p per single-use carrier bag.
Landspreading the News-Issue 5 from the EAThis is the Environment Agency National Permitting Service's publication designed to help us share good practice and updates with customers of their deployments permitting service.
Webinar on Increasing profitability from compost through smart biologyORG are hosting a webinar on 24th January 2019, 11am-12noon. Join this webinar to learn more about how you can increase the profitability of your compost.
Waste and Resources StrategyGovernment have published the Waste and Resources Strategy. This strategy sets out how they plan to double resource productivity and eliminate avoidable waste of all kinds (including plastic waste) by 2050. The REA welcomes mandatory food waste collections following years of campaigning.
Quality Meat Scotland rules on using compost as cattle beddingQuality Meat Scotland (QMS) have amended their standard to allow the use of green waste derived compost to be used as animal bedding. There are some additional requirements, set out in an addendum to their standard.
ORG conducts compostable packaging trials-Does what it says on the tin!ORG in conjunction with Biogen and Vegware undertook a commercial composting trial with EN13432 certified packaging to see how it behaved!
Bioeconomy study tour to ItalyCré, in partnership with Organics Recycling Group of the Renewable Energy Association, has put together a bioeconomy study tour in the Milan and Venetto regions of Italy on 13-15th October 2019.
EA Consultation on charging in England from April 2019This EA consultation follows various changes implemented in April 2018 as a result of the EAs Strategic Review of Charges. Further views are sought by the EA which will take place in April 2019
Problem plastics in composting and ADREA invites composters and AD operators to feedback about problematic plastics.
AQE event host ORG for seminar on emissionsORG ran a successful seminar on emissions in the biowaste sector at the annual Air Quality and Emissions event in Telford.
European Biosolids and Organic Resources ConferenceJeremy's thoughts from the Biosolids conference in Leeds he attended this week.
WRAP launches its twelfth annual gate fee surveyWRAP is undertaking its twelfth annual gate fees survey, which investigates gate fees paid at waste treatment facilities throughout the UK.
EA host biowaste sector meetingA two day conference hosted by the Environment Agency, provided industry a unique opportunity to hear first-hand views of the regulator on a wide range of topics all associated with biowaste and the wider environmental landscape.
Revised Waste Treatment BREF publishedThe revised Waste Treatment BREF has been published on the EIPPCB website.
Minimising the environmental impact of digestate on farmlandAn event on 6th November which includes showcasing of new technologies for extracting ammonia and reducing ammonia emissions and covers some new value streams for AD operators.
Government actions towards tackling plastic packagingA communication from HM Treasury, on 29th October, about a number of government actions towards tacking plastic packaging.
Please support survey on composting and AD in ScotlandZero Waste Scotland is about to carry out a survey of the biogas and composting sectors in Scotland, which will result in sector reports for each being published in 2019
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