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Tesco Misses Food Waste Elimination Target, But There’s an Upshot

Tesco Misses Food Waste Elimination Target, But There’s an Upshot

Tesco, the biggest retailer in the United Kingdom, missed its two-year goal of eliminating all food waste from its operation in the country by 2018. But there’s an important upshot.

UK Plastic Recycling Infrastructure Requires $120M Investment

UK Plastic Recycling Infrastructure Requires $120M Investment

Most flexible plastic packaging in the UK can be recycled, but the collection, sorting, and recycling infrastructure to make that happen requires an investment of around $120 million, says British resource recovery company Axion Group. Approximately 414,000 metric tons of plastic-based flexible packaging is placed on the UK market each … Read more »

Biofilters Minimize Effluent Load at Malting Plant

Biofilters installed at the Bairds Malt Pencaitland Maltings Plant near Edinburgh, Scotland, will reduce the plant’s trade effluent load, minimize environmental impact and reduce costs. With an annual malt production capacity of 47,000 metric tons, the Pencaitland Maltings Plant uses a significant amount of water in the steeping and germination … Read more »

Food Waste

UK Food Companies, Grocers Beat Waste Reduction Goal

The UK food and grocery sector has beat its waste reduction goal, according to the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP). WRAP today published the second interim report of Courtauld Commitment 3, which shows that its signatories — more than 50 UK retailers, brands and manufacturers including Coca-Cola Enterprises, Unilever, AB … Read more »

Yorkshire Water's Tophill Plant

Water Treatment Prevents Costly Plant Shutdowns

Water and wastewater treatment provider ACWA Services’ nitrate removal system has helped Yorkshire Water combat rising nitrate levels, which had previously necessitated costly plant shutdowns. Nitrate levels at the UK’s Yorkshire Water’s Tophill Low water treatment works, which supplies half of Hull’s daily drinking water, some 68 million liters, are … Read more »

bales for recycling

Waste Management Firm Recycles 100% of Commercial, Industrial Waste with Middleton Baler

Waste management company MJ Church now recycles 100 percent of waste material from commercial and industrial customers with Middleton Engineering’s twin ram baler. The new baler has six times the output of an existing machine, Middleton says. MJ Church’s waste streams include mixed construction plastics, rigid plastics and cardboard plus … Read more »

Knowaste diaper recycling plant site

UK’s Largest Diaper Recycling Facility in the Works

Plans to develop the UK’s largest diaper recycling facility in Hayes, West London, have been submitted by Knowaste, a company that specializes in recycling absorbent hygiene waste. The company plans to invest £14 million ($22 million) to develop an absorbent hygiene product recycling facility, on an industrial site in Uxbridge … Read more »

St George's Tower

GPT Improves Sodexo’s Recycling, Waste Management

GPT Waste Management has helped Sodexo save about £4,000 ($6,190) in six months by improving recycling and waste management at college facilities in the UK. Sodexo manages the International Study Centres facilities at St. Georges Tower, which is comprised of 164 student accommodation studios and some small college facilities in … Read more »

MGB Plastics Pumps $1.6M into Injection Molding Machinery

MGB Plasics, the UK’s largest manufacturer of wheeled recycling bins, has invested more than £1 million ($1.6 million) in injection molding machinery to help increase production and target new markets. The new 2700t Krauss Maffei injection molding machine at MGB Plastics’ Rotherham factory — its fourth investment in as many … Read more »

Smart Waste, Recycling Firm Bigbelly Establishes UK Subsidiary

Smart waste and recycling management company Bigbelly has established a wholly-owned UK subsidiary. The subsidiary, operating as Bigbelly UK, will have flagship offices in Bath, England, and will now directly serve all existing and future UK-based Bigbelly customers. The company says the new subsidiary was formed in response to the … Read more »


HDPE Bottle Recycling Plant Now Handles 2 MTPH

Biffa Polymers, the world’s first food grade high density polyethylene (HDPE) bottle recycling plant, based at the Wilton International Petrochemical Complex in Redcar, UK, has installed a new swan neck conveyor, designed and manufactured by recycling engineering specialists Middleton Engineering. Operating 24/7 as part of Biffa Polymers’ milk bottle processing … Read more »


Severn Trent Water Helps McDonald’s Reduce Sewer Blockages

Severn Trent Water is working with McDonald’s in the UK to reduce sewer blockages by helping to educate staff about what they shouldn’t be pouring down sinks and drains at the food chain’s restaurants. The partnership is part of a drive to minimize blockages in sewers and drains across the … Read more »

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