Sainsbury’s store comes off the grid with rubbish power

A Sainsbury’s supermarket is now running purely on power generated by its own food waste. Today the store is coming off the national grid. Any food waste unsuitable for charitable donations or animal feed from the store goes to a nearby site run by waste firm Biffa, where biomethane gas is produced from organic matter. Once converted […]

Biffa buys PHS waste division for £2.5m

Biffa has bought the commercial waste business of PHS All Clear, which manages clinical and medical waste, for £2.5 million. Known as PHS Wastetech, it currently provides commercial waste management services across a 12,000-strong customer base. Biffa said the deal will bring four new operating locations under its control and will allow the firm to […]

UK builders’ merchant aims for zero waste to landfill

A UK building materials supplier has signed a deal with a waste management firm to help achieve its zero waste to landfill targets. Under the contract, Biffa will convert Jewson’s waste into 3MW of renewable energy, which will be used to supply some of the manufacturing business of Saint-Gobain Construction Products UK, Jewson’s parent company. […]

Sainsbury’s becomes the largest AD retailer

Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s became the UK’s largest anaerobic digestion retailer at the end of last month after it signed a three-year deal with waste management specialists Biffa. The new deal sees all waste from Sainsbury’s distribution centres being processed into renewable energy. Neil Sachdev, Sainsbury’s property director said: “Anaerobic digestion is the most efficient way […]