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WBA joins coalition calling for universal food waste collections in England


3 December 2018


WBA has joined a coalition of over 40 trade bodies, campaign groups, businesses, and local authorities that has called on the UK government to “fast-track” the rollout of separate food waste collections across England.

Members of the coalition (listed in full below) have signed a joint statement that has been presented to the UK government calling for the move, which would allow inedible food waste to be separated from other waste streams and recycled through AD and composting into renewable energy and natural fertiliser. It is hoped that the policy of universal food waste collections will be included in the government’s forthcoming Resources & Waste Strategy.

Only around a third of households in England currently have food waste collections, whereas the devolved governments in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland have all made separate collections mandatory. UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove said in October that he would “like to see” a national separate food waste collection scheme.

The full list of signatories to the statement is:

  • The UK Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association
  • Absolute Management and Marketing
  • A Plastic Planet
  • Air Liquide UK
  • Aquapak Ltd
  • BASF Germany
  • Biobag Ltd
  • Biome Biotechnologies
  • Bio-Based & Biodegradable Industries Association
  • Celanese Ltd
  • Charlie Trousdell Associates
  • Compost Bag Company, Belgium
  • Confederation of Paper Industries
  • Cromwell Polythene
  • Earth Friendly Foodware Ltd
  • Ecosurety Ltd
  • Ernest R. Shaw Ltd
  • Final Straw Cornwall Ltd
  • Floreon
  • Fuchs Lubricants
  • Futamura Ltd
  • Greenlane Biogas Ltd
  • Greenpeace UK
  • Iceland Food Ltd
  • KCC Packaging Ltd
  • Lutra Ltd
  • Natureworks LLC
  • Novamont Plc Italy
  • Oceanium Ltd
  • Rapid Action Packaging UK Ltd
  • Renewable Energy Association
  • Resource Association
  • Severn Trent Green Power
  • South Lakeland Council
  • Sphere Group
  • Sustainable Soils Alliance
  • Tipa Israel
  • Vegware Ltd
  • Waste Aid
  • Wigan Council
  • World Biogas Association
  • Councillors of Stroud District Council: Doina Cornell (Leader) & Paul Denney (Environment Committee)
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