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April 9, 2018

ReFood London shortlisted for National Recycling Award

We are pleased to announce that we’ve been shortlisted for the 2018 National Recycling Awards, in the Recycling Facility of the Year Category. Our entry focusses on our new ReFood London site, which was officially opened in Summer 2017 at the London Sustainable Industries Park in Dagenham. Our London plant is our first facility in […]

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November 24, 2017

ReFood Campaign Seeks to Help the Homeless this Winter

The UK’s leading food waste recycler, ReFood, has launched its campaign for a third consecutive year, to tackle two issues which are brought into sharp focus during the festive period, the increase in food waste, and the plight of homelessness. The campaign will see ReFood donate money to St George’s Crypt in Leeds, Sheffield charity […]

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October 11, 2017

ReFood Dagenham can support Mayor’s emissions fight

Following London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s announcement to impose additional charges on the most polluting vehicles (from 2019), ReFood, London’s newest energy-from-waste provider, has highlighted a solution. ReFood, the UK’s leading food waste recycler, opened a 160,000tonne capacity Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plant in Dagenham this summer, which has started producing clean bioenergy for use in vehicles, […]

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October 9, 2017

Hospitality Food waste: The facts, figures and the way to save

We recently took part in a webinar for the Institute of Hospitality about the benefits of recycling food waste. Presented by our commercial director, Philip Simpson, we explained why it’s so important for hospitality businesses to do their bit to reduce the amount of food waste they generate each year. Hospitality businesses in the UK […]

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July 11, 2017

ReFood opens latest state-of-the-art AD facility in London

  ReFood has opened a new state-of-the-art anaerobic digestion (AD) facility in Dagenham following the success of their Doncaster and Widnes sites. The plant was opened by Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor (Environment and Energy) and Norbert Rethmann, Honorary Chairman of the RETHMANN Group Supervisory Board. The site will act as a showcase of industry-leading food […]

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June 2, 2017

Collaborative Yorkshire green initiative wins national plaudits

ReGrow, a branded biofertiliser derived from food waste, and a first to market proposition from Yorkshire food recycling specialist, ReFood and brand consultancy Propaganda, has been heralded in a major national business event. The product, which utilises what has traditionally been seen as a waste product, has the capacity to transform the fertiliser market and […]

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May 15, 2017

ReFood UK Limited statement regarding Planning Application 17/00808/FUL

We have been made aware of resident concern regarding planning application 17/00808/FUL (concerning the proposed excavation and installation of a biofertiliser lagoon, access area and 1.8m stock proof fence) and wish to take this opportunity to fully outline the project background and directly address the points of concern that have been raised. Our role and […]

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March 13, 2017

ReFood reveals potential of Widnes expansion

              The UK’s leading food waste recycler, ReFood, has revealed what the expansion of its Widnes plant will mean for the region’s recycling capability. The site, which was inaugurated in 2014, will be expanding by 33% with the construction of a new Anaerobic Digester (AD) tank. Once complete, the […]

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February 10, 2017

ReFood Sets Sights on a Sustainable Manchester

                The UK’s leading food waste recycler, ReFood, has joined the Manchester Food Board, in order to help promote better waste management in the City and encourage businesses to divert waste away from landfill. The partnership follows the opening of ReFood’s Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plant in Widnes in […]

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January 13, 2017

New ‘Emergency Food Disposal Service’ Launched by ReFood

ReFood, the UK’s leading food waste recycler, has launched a new 24-hour service aimed at dealing with emergency food-waste situations faced by businesses, allowing for quick, safe, secure and cost-effective disposal. Launched in response to increasingly strict rules faced by businesses to ensure they safely dispose of waste food, the disposal service can be called […]

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December 21, 2016

ReFood brings Christmas food waste into perspective

        Wasted Christmas Sprouts Could Power a Home for 3 years Energy required to power home for 57 years thrown away annually Food waste recycler reveals energy potential of wasted dinners   More than a third of the sprouts produced in the UK are harvested for the Christmas period[1], but despite this, […]

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December 6, 2016

ReFood Launches Charity Campaign to Reduce Christmas Waste

In the run up to one of the busiest times of the year for food producers, retailers and charities, as the UK’s leading food waste recycler, we have launched a campaign to reduce business food waste and donate money to homeless charities. Last year, our campaign raised £4,000 for our chosen charities and diverted an […]

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November 24, 2016

Aldi Success at ReFood sponsored CIWM Awards

As industry leaders in food waste recycling, ReFood understands the importance of championing sustainable practices across all industries. Because of this, we were proud to sponsor the ‘Corporate Sustainability Business of the Year’ award at the CIWM Sustainability and Resource awards recently. Each year, the awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of businesses and organisations in […]

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July 18, 2016

SARIA achieves off-grid status in Doncaster thanks to it's ReFood AD Plant

SARIA’s Doncaster site – which comprises businesses operating across the food chain by-products processing industry – is now running completely off-grid and using 100% renewable energy, thanks to its ReFood anaerobic digestion (AD) plant. Recycling more than 160,000 tonnes of food waste every year, the state-of-the-art facility generates 5MWh of electricity via combined heat and […]

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July 18, 2016

ReFood’s Sustainable Visionary graduates with first class honours

Ronan Keane, the winner of ReFood’s pioneering waste management scholarship programme – Sustainable Visionaries – has graduated from Huddersfield University with a first class honours degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Awarded in July 2015, following a comprehensive judging process, the industry-first project saw Ronan compete against undergraduates from across the UK to demonstrate […]

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April 7, 2016

Construction starts on new £32m AD facility in Dagenham

This week, ReFood – the UK’s leading food waste recycler – started construction work on its brand new £32m AD plant in Dagenham. Coming as part of a long-term investment programme, the state-of-the-art gas to grid (G2G) facility will create up to 60 new jobs in the local area. Capable of recycling 160,000 tonnes of […]

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August 10, 2015

ReFood officially unveils its 2015 Sustainable Visionary

ReFood officially unveils its 2015 Sustainable Visionary | SARIA Ltd The UK’s leading food waste recycler, ReFood, has announced the winner of its Sustainable Visionaries student scholarship competition. Following a rigorous six-month judging process, Ronan Keane, a logistics and supply chain management student from Huddersfield University, was awarded the title and takes home a £5,000 […]

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March 23, 2015

After the success in Doncaster, children in the North West ‘waste’ no time in getting hands-on with new truck design

School children from across the North West will be getting creative this month, as they compete to design a fun new truck livery for food waste recycling specialist, ReFood. The Widnes plant has launched its ‘ReDesign a ReFood Truck’ competition, following the success of the campaign in Doncaster. The competition will see one lucky entrant’s […]

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November 26, 2014

Austerfield Study Centre announces Christmas fair

Austerfield Study Centre (ASCL) is holding a Christmas fair to raise much needed funds to support its ongoing work in education and community support services for families.  For more that 40 years the Centre has provided environmental awareness day trips for schools, and residential visits for Scout & Guide groups as well as pupils from some […]

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November 26, 2014

ReFood launches industry-first food waste scholarship

ReFood, the UK’s leading food waste recycler, has announced the industry’s first dedicated scholarship programme to inspire the next generation of sustainable students.  ‘Sustainable Visionaries’, will see undergraduates from across the UK compete to demonstrate why they believe minimising waste is key to achieving a circular economy. From agriculture to logistics, to manufacture, retail and […]

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November 12, 2014

Two of the UK’s leading waste processing facilities opened their doors to the public.

Europe’s leading food waste recycling specialist, SARIA, is throwing open the doors to two of its processing facilities for the first time. The ReFood Widnes gas-to-grid anaerobic digestion (AD) plant and SecAnim animal by-product processing facility both welcomed guests on 11-12 November for its stakeholder open days. The ReFood Widnes AD facility opened in June […]

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October 10, 2014

ReFood launches new sustainable biofertiliser ReGrow

A nutrient-rich biofertiliser was launched today by ReFood, the UK’s leading food waste recycler.  Known as ReGrow, the highly sustainable fertiliser works wonders for soil fertility and crop productivity and is as beneficial to farmers as it is to consumers. With high levels of key growth nutrients including nitrogen, potassium and phosphorous ReGrow can typically […]

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October 10, 2014

Local school children 'waste' no time in getting hands-on with new truck design.

School children from across Yorkshire will be getting creative this month, as they compete to design a fun new truck livery for food waste recycling specialist, ReFood. The Doncaster-based company has today launched its ‘ReDesign a ReFood Truck’ competition, which will see one lucky entrant’s artwork featured on the firm’s new dedicated waste disposal vehicle […]

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July 4, 2014

ReFood invests £700,000 in new vehicle fleet

ReFood, the Doncaster-based food waste recycler, has invested almost £700,000 in expanding its collection fleet and created 12 new jobs following growth in the number of businesses in the region diverting food waste from landfill. The company, which collects food waste from retailers, hotels, restaurants and local tourist attractions and turns it into renewable energy, […]

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June 25, 2014

ReFood takes the top spot as Yorkshire’s best environmental business

The ReFood team is celebrating after being crowned ‘Best Environmental Business’ at the 2014 Yorkshire’s Finest Environment Awards.  Announced at a prestigious ceremony at The Queen’s Hotel in Leeds earlier this month, the evening saw ReFood outstrip organisations across the region to  take home the impressive accolade. Commended for continued excellence and innovation in the […]

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June 23, 2014

ReFood opens first Gas-to-Grid AD plant in Widnes

Wednesday 18th June 2014 saw the official opening of the ReFood latest anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Widnes.  The plant is the largest gas-to-grid AD plant and the second plant for the ReFood brand. The opening ceremony was attended by a variety of local and industry stakeholders, alongside Norbert Rethmann, honorary chairman of Rethmann Group, […]

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June 2, 2014

ReFood Doncaster expansion progresses

Progress on ReFood Doncaster’s anaerobic digestion plant is moving forward with construction well underway on the two new digesters.  Building work start in April and will be completed later in the Autumn. The £6m investment in the state-of-the-art facility will more than double capacity to recycle 160,000 tonnes of food waste generated in the South Yorkshire […]

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February 24, 2014

PDM Group, the UK’s leading provider of recycling and process services to the food industry, is rebranding from March 1st.

    The plans will see PDM Group change its name to SARIA, taking on the name of its majority shareholder, while its petfood brands of PDM, Chettles and Granox and category 3 rendering brands will now operate as SARVAL. Category 1 rendering businesses, which include Granox Ltd, J L Thomas, Clutton and Frome Vale, will […]

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November 15, 2013

ReFood wins planning approval for new AD plant and animal-by-processing depot at Dagenham, East London.

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham has given planning consent to ReFood UK for its next major anaerobic digestion plant for food waste.  The £30m plant will be the company’s third site in the UK and is part of a major programme of investment in ReFood’s food waste recycling facilities, which also includes a […]

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November 11, 2013

UK roadmap to achieve zero food waste to landfill launched

  A major report which sets out to stop billions of pounds worth of food being consigned to landfill is being launched in London today, 11th November 2013. The report, entitled ‘Vision 2020: UK Roadmap to Zero Food Waste to Landfill’ is the culmination of more than two years’ work and sets the framework to […]

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September 30, 2013

ReFood awards "gas to grid" contract for Widnes plant

ReFood part of the PDM Group, the UK’s largest food waste recycler, has awarded the contract to provide the gas-to-grid system at its new Widnes-based anaerobic digestion (AD) facility to Chesterfield biogas (CBG).  Once completed, the £20m Widnes plant will be the largest food waste gas-to-grid AD project in the UK. The new plant, due […]

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September 30, 2013

ReFood AD Site Operations Supervisors (2 positions)

Applications are invited for 2 Operations Supervisors to safely operate ReFoods flagship Anaerobic Digestion energy facility in Doncaster and the new plant in Widnes (open 2014), at maximum efficiency and minimum environmental impact. Each plant’s Operations Supervisor will be working as part of a small dedicated operational team working across the whole AD site.  Reporting […]

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September 4, 2013

PDM announces new senior team member

PDM Group, the UK’s leading food waste recycler has appointed Graham Morris as its new commercial manager for the North West and Wales.  Graham, who joins the company with 20 years commercial experience in the service industry, will be based at PDM’s Widnes site. Graham Morris will be responsible for the procurement of raw materials […]

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August 20, 2013

ReFood wins Bibis restaurant contract

ReFood, the food waste recycling specialist, has been awarded a contract with Leeds based Italian restaurant, Bibis.  Thanks to the partnership, the restaurant, situated in the city centre, has already achieved its ambition to become a zero-waste to landfill restaurant and reduce its carbon footprint. The restaurant has all of its food waster recycled at […]

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August 1, 2013

Austerfield Study Centre gains support from leading food waste company ReFood

Built in 1882 and acquired by Doncaster MBC (DMBC) in 1973, Austerfield was initially set up as an environmental education resource.  over the years it developed its capacity to support over 10,000 children a year, employing six people.  However, staff numbers have had to be reduced in recent times and it is now, sadly, threatened […]

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May 2, 2013

ReFood achieves PAS110 certification for digestate produced via AD

ReFood, Europe’s leading food waste Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plant operators, has achieved the Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 110 certification for producing quality digestate from AD, making its Doncaster facility one…

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January 25, 2013

PDM initiates construction of ReFood AD plant in Widnes

PDM initiates construction of ReFood AD plant in Widnes PDM, the UK’s largest food waste recycler, has started the construction of its second industrial scale anaerobic digestion (AD) plant under its ReFood brand. The 4.2MW plant is being built on PDM’s existing rendering and renewable energy generation site on Desoto Road, Widnes, and once completed, […]

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October 9, 2012

ReFood AD plant given green light in Widnes

ReFood AD plant given green light in Widnes Planning permission was granted yesterday (Monday 8th October) for a new industrial scale anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Widnes. PDM, the UK’s largest food waste recycler, has been granted permission to build a 4MW AD plant on its existing rendering and renewable energy generation site on Desoto […]

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September 17, 2012

ReFood Doncaster wins environment award

ReFood Doncaster’s state of the art food waste collection and recycling service was recognised last week for the part it plays in helping businesses across South Yorkshire be more sustainable after the team took home the Environment Award at the annual Sheffield Star Business Awards. On choosing ReFood as winner of this highly fought over […]

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July 12, 2012

ReFood UK holds open day 19 & 20th July 2012

ReFood UK holds open day 19 & 20th July 2012 ReFood UK Ltd is opening up its Anaerobic Digestion plant to the public for an Open Day on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th July 2012. With almost 20 million tonnes of food waste generated each year across the UK, it is crucial that we find […]

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January 13, 2012

PDM to invest £40m in ReFood AD in 2012

PDM to invest £40m in ReFood AD in 2012 PDM, the UK’s largest food waste recycler, has announced plans to invest a further £40 million in developing its network of ReFood anaerobic digestion (AD) plants this year. This investment will result in two new plants located in Widnes and East London. The announcement follows the […]

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September 14, 2011

PDM strengthens relationship with SARIA Bio-Industries

PDM strengthens relationship with SARIA Bio-Industries Leading food waste recycler, PDM Group, is strengthening its relationship with SARIA Bio-Industries, one of Europe’s leading producers of high quality proteins and fats from animal by-products. Both businesses have committed to expanding the network of food chain by-products recycling solutions, with a particular focus on the ReFood brand, […]

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September 9, 2011

Ed Miliband opens UK’s first ReFood AD plant

Ed Miliband opens UK’s first ReFood AD plant The Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP today (9th September) opened the UK’s first ReFood anaerobic digestion (AD) plant at the PDM Group headquarters in Doncaster. The ReFood plant is a significant addition to PDM’s portfolio of recycling solutions for foodchain by-products. PDM developed the £12 million plant […]

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September 6, 2011

ReFood UK plant approaches completion

ReFood UK plant approaches completion Construction of the UK’s first ReFood anaerobic digestion plant has reached its final stages ahead of its official opening on September 9th. The digestate tanks, engines, heat recovery boiler and grid connection to provide renewable energy to the National Grid are all now in place and the plant is currently […]

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August 17, 2011

PDM appoints ReFood plant manager

PDM appoints ReFood plant manager As the UK’s first ReFood anaerobic digestion (AD) plant reaches its final stages of construction, PDM has appointed Mark Baker to undertake management of the facility. Baker brings ten years of organic waste management expertise to ReFood UK. After three years as a principal consultant at Walker Resource Management delivering […]

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June 6, 2011

ReFood UK to showcase AD plant developments at UK AD & Biogas 2011

ReFood UK to showcase AD plant developments at UK AD & Biogas 2011 Ahead of the landmark opening of its first Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plant this summer, ReFood UK – part of the UK’s largest food waste recycler, PDM Group – will be exhibiting at UK AD & Biogas 2011 on 6th and 7th July […]

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April 14, 2011

PDM Group’s AD plant takes shape

PDM Group’s AD plant takes shape The UK’s first ReFood anaerobic digestion (AD) plant is taking shape at PDM’s headquarters in Doncaster. The £12m plant is using a mix of expertise from UK and European construction and AD specialists in the build process. The Doncaster plant will be able to recycle around 45,000 tonnes of […]

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January 20, 2011

PDM announces local focus for AD plant construction

PDM announces local focus for AD plant construction PDM, the UK’s largest food waste recycler, has confirmed the companies building its industry-leading ReFood anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Doncaster. To construct the £12m plant, PDM has appointed a number of local companies, as well as bringing expertise from Europe. Keen to utilise local businesses, PDM […]

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September 7, 2010

Construction starts on new ReFood AD plant in Doncaster

Construction starts on new ReFood AD plant in Doncaster PDM Group has today (Tuesday 7th September) celebrated the start of construction of its industry-leading anaerobic digestion (AD) plant at its site in Doncaster. As the UK’s leading food waste recycler, PDM is adding another method of recycling using food waste as a resource to generate […]

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June 8, 2009

Launch of ReFood brings new energy to food recycling sector

Launch of ReFood brings new energy to food recycling sector PDM Group, the UK’s leading food waste recycler, and SARIA Bio-Industries, one of Europe’s leading food-chain recycling businesses are collaborating on the launch of a new business which will revolutionise the UK’s anaerobic digestion (AD) sector. Known as ReFood, the collaboration will combine SARIA’s market-leading […]

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