Food Waste Matters…

Food Waste

After discovering just how wasteful our country is and the effects that it has on the planet we decided to get waste wise!

In 2009 we signed up to a new food waste recycling scheme which means that we can send 100% of our food waste to be recycled into fertilizer for crop production. By composting all our food waste, we are reducing the amount of toxins and greenhouse gases released when food waste is sent to landfill.

Annually we produce approximately 3,27kg of food waste, that’s just over 100g a day which is equivalent to one baked potato! By processing this, using our zero food to landfill, we have managed to:

  • produce 1,308kg of compost
  • avoid 52.4kg of landfill methane emissions
  • displace 1,472kg of CO2

Fun Fact

4 Simple Ways to Reduce Food Waste
    • At home, one of the best ways to reduce food waste is to plan meals ahead.
    • Rotate time-sensitive foods in the fridge and cupboards.
    • Freeze surplus garden vegetables.
    • Compost kitchen waste.