Resources

Report
13 January 2021

Anaerobic Digestion and Composting Industry Market Survey Report 2020

This survey provides up-to-date information about the capacity and throughput of the AD and composting industries in England and compares this data to that gathered in previous survey exercises.

This research has covered all AD activity in England apart from sewage-based AD, Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) or transfer facilities; and all permitted composting of all types (open windrows and in vessel composting) but not exempt small scale composting operations.

The report summarises data that was collected from survey respondents for the calendar year 2018.

Initiatives:
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Report
12 January 2021

This report is for businesses seeking to make improvements to packaging design by taking a systemic view of material choices to lower the environmental impacts of packaging.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Plastic packaging design
  • Global Plastics Pacts
  • Reuse and refill
  • Film and flexible packaging
  • Waste management and end markets
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Packaging producers
  • Trade associations
Guide
5 January 2021

The choice of collection vehicles and how they are operated by crews is critical in developing efficient and cost-effective food waste collection services.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
5 January 2021

The successful implementation of a new household food waste collection service is of paramount importance to its ongoing effectiveness in terms of collection efficiencies and householder participation.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Collections and sorting
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
5 January 2021

Providing householders with a service that encourages food waste collection is important but communicating how the service needs to be used is vital to increasing participation.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Communicating with residents
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
5 January 2021

Providing practical ways for householders to manage food waste in the kitchen as well as for storing food waste outside the house is important in encouraging householders to engage with a food waste collection service.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Communicating with residents
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
5 January 2021

This section summarises the options available for the treatment of household food waste collected for recycling (‘Anaerobic Digestion’ and ‘In-vessel composting’).

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
5 January 2021

What costs are involved in a food recycling collection?

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Collections and sorting
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
5 January 2021

Participation in household food waste collections typically is lower than participation in other recycling services.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Collections and sorting
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
5 January 2021

Public support is vital to the success of any food waste collection scheme. How householders view their local service has a major impact on participation.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Communicating with residents
  • Collections and sorting
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Case study
18 December 2020

Keelings International is a grower and packer of various fresh salads and fruits, based in Northamptonshire. Their customer base spans retailers, wholesalers, and the food service sector in the UK, mainland Europe and Asia.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Fresh produce sector
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Manufacturers
Case study
18 December 2020

Moulton Bulb Company Ltd is a family run and owned business which has been sourcing and packing the finest quality and largest range of onions, garlic, and shallots available to the UK market since 1979.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Fresh produce sector
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Manufacturers