How England should prepare for separate food waste collections

From June 2023, all local authorities in England will be required to ensure separate household collections of food waste are in place. This will mean approximately 2.3Mt[1] of banana skins, egg shells and other food waste will no longer be destined for landfill along with other household rubbish, but will be collected separately and processed … Read more

How to fight climate change by wasting less food

In conversation with Helen White at WRAP Climate change reduction is a matter close to our hearts and we work with organisations as passionate as us about creating lasting change. To highlight people doing great things for the environment, we’re launching a series of interviews to champion climate heroes, and kicking off the series is … Read more

How food waste is used in anaerobic digestion

Food waste can be used in anaerobic digestors to generate gas or electricity, alleviating demand for non-renewable sources of energy to power and heat homes and businesses, while also diverting waste away from landfill. Here we explore how much food is wasted in the UK and globally, and how it can be used for energy. … Read more

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Food waste management gets greener

A new anaerobic digestion and depackaging plant will process 70,000 tonnes of food waste collected from restaurants, food manufacturers and processors in the North East, significantly reducing miles travelled by the region’s waste. The plant will generate 600m3/hr of green gas to be injected into the national grid, enough to heat 1,950 homes. Located in … Read more

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AD could provide stop-gap for farm waste surplus

Leaders of the anaerobic digestion (AD) sector have praised WRAP’s research into levels of waste in the agricultural supply chain and are optimistic about the role AD could play as a short and medium-term solution to managing this. Phil Gerrard, CEO of specialist energy from waste funder, Privilege Finance, says that although cutting down waste … Read more

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New food waste plan offers renewable energy opportunities in Scotland

Farmers and landowners in Scotland are being encouraged to capitalise on new plans, unveiled by the Scottish Government and Zero Waste Scotland which will ensure unavoidable household food waste is recycled, by investing in Anaerobic Digestion (AD). The new Food Waste Reduction Action Plan (FWRAP), includes measures to ensure that households with access to food … Read more

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Bio-based carbon capture and storage technologies have a role to play in decarbonisation and can be used alongside other processes such as anaerobic digestion.

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