Food Waste Management Halesowen
Good food is being thrown out, while many don’t have enough to eat.This sounds like a guilt trip but it is actually a true statement. Also, when food is wasted, it’s not just the food itself that is problematic—wasting food also wastes all the resources that went into producing, storing, and transporting the food, like water, energy, and labor. Moreover, food waste is a leading cause of climate change.
The good news though is that the UK, through its vigorous waste solutions, is one of the nations with best waste management solutions, especially food waste. We are proud to be part of the companies that are helping lead the UK towards better waste management solutions. To learn more about our food waste solutions, call us on 0121 369 2150. Our food waste management methods are environmentally friendly and our employees are fully trained about waste management and we make sure that no food waste goes to landfills.
What is Food waste?
Food waste is a biodegradable waste from various sources such as food processing industries, households, and the hospitality sector. Nearly 1.3 billion tonnes of food including fresh vegetables, fruits, meat, bakery, and dairy products are lost along the food supply processing. More often than not, this food is still consumable consumption but either does not look appetizing or was meant to be consumed the day it was made but it wasn’t or it is leftovers from customers in the case of eatery places.
In the UK, households throw out an estimated 4.5 million tons of food waste per year and businesses throw out an estimated 1.5 million tons of food waste.
How is Food Waste Managed?
Effective food waste management is integral to any city’s zero food waste management solutions. Did you know, food waste accounts for around 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions?
Managing food waste comes in different forms but the most practised is recycling it to create energy, biofuel and electricity. Most of the food waste comes from”
- caterers and
- food processing industries.
These businesses are responsible for at least 3.3 billion tonnes of CO2 and methane gas that seeps into the atmosphere per year. If your business falls under one of the abovementioned, you need to have food waste management inplace. You can call us anytime and we will provide you with all the food waste management solutions you need.We will recycle your food through anaerobic digestion and composting.
Anaerobic Food Waste Digestions
The anaerobic process is cost effective and is the best utilization of food waste as a renewable source of energy. When food decomposes, it produces a greenhouse gas called methane. That gas can be collected via the anaerobic digestion process and is used to fuel our cars and light up our houses. Anaerobic process is basically the process of burning food waste under high temperatures in enclosed spaces with the absence of oxygen.
Food Waste Reduction Methods
There are many ways that businesses can reduce their food waste. The best thing about food waste management strategies, including reduction methods, is that they allow you to be innovative. The most popular ones are composting and feeding the hungry. Below are some of the strategies your company can adopt to reduce food waste:
Request a food waste audit
Food waste audit helps you understand how much food waste your business makes. Once you know this little piece of information, you will be able to implement further strategies that will help you reduce your food waste.
If you own a restaurant that has a lot of customers not finishing up their plates, you don’t have to throw them in the bin. They can be donated to charities or given to people in need on the street.