10 million tonnes of food waste are generated each year in the UK.
60% of this waste is avoidable, and has a value of £17 billion per year.
Avoidable food waste in the UK is responsible for 20 million tonnes of greenhouse has (GHG) emissions
Food waste, when recycled benefits the environment and the economy. The process of Anaerobic Digestion (AD) is one such way of recycling waste food, and offers both commercial and ecological benefits. AD is a process by which organic material such as animal or food waste is broken down by micro-organisms to produce biogas, which can provide heat to homes, and biofertiliser, which can be used to grow more food.
Oliver Lloyd, who founded the company in 2017, recognised that food waste generated by local pubs, restaurants and independent food stores could open up new possibilities for his business benefiting both the local economy and community.
Read on here to discover more about Oliver’s company and how recycling unwanted food by Anaerobic Digestion offers commercial and ecological benefits.