A BEDFORDSHIRE company has launched a service that provides an alternative to landfill for caterers and restaurateurs.
It aims to help them achieve zero landfill status in a bid to cut back on the millions of tonnes of food waste the UK’s industry sends to landfill each year.
Luton-based Cawleys Food Recycling Round promises to recycle food in an environmentally sustainable way, through a system called Anaerobic Digestion (AD), which enables food waste to be turned into fertiliser.
Richard Swannell, Director of Market Development at WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) said: “AD is key to unlocking the hidden value in food waste and means positive action on climate change.
"Not only does it produce renewable energy and organic fertiliser, it also diverts food waste from landfill where it would have emitted methane – a climate-change gas.”
To minimise the scheme’s carbon footprint it is available within a catchment area of the A1 and M1 corridor.
Food waste is collected at least once a week and up to twice a day, and taken to an AD plan owned by Bedfordia, with whom Cawleys has sole tipping rights.