Member states have come under fire for allegedly dragging their heels over prior commitments to the EU’s Circular Economy Package ahead of the year’s final round of negotiations between the EU institutions.
Many ‘leading food retailers’ have taken steps towards agreeing to report their food waste figures individually using a common methodology following talks, although reports that a final agreement has been reached are believed to be premature.
Mid-UK Recycling has been made to pay almost £1 million and two directors given suspended prison sentences following the ‘horrific’ 2013 death of an agency employee working for the Ancaster-based company.
A round-up of news from the waste and resources sector including a new test for anaerobic digestion biomethane potential, food waste funding for Norfolk and an inquiry into the sustainability of the Ministry of Justice.
Social enterprise recycling company Bryson Recycling has been awarded a contract to continue delivering kerbside recycling services to over 14,500 homes in the Northern Ireland authority of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council.
Environment Secretary Michael Gove says he hasn't given enough thought to the Chinese ban on waste imports that could rock the UK's recycling industry, despite it coming into action in two months' time.
Digital waste company Winnow has sealed $7.4 million (£5.6 million) in growth capital to fund the further development of its Waste Monitor app helping commercial and residential kitchens monitor and cut their food waste.
The government has responded to EFRA’s ‘Food Waste in England’ report and acknowledges that while more needs to be done to tackle food waste, a mandatory approach is not currently being considered for England.