Food Waste Management Newport
Throughout the United Kingdom, we collect food waste of all kinds. We can assist you with commercial food waste collection, food waste recycling, food waste management, and food waste disposal questions. Just give us a ring on 01633 910 340 anytime. Our waste management services include the supply, delivery, and leasing of bins to the client’s specifications, as well as the collection, treatment, and disposal of all waste.
Some of our key goals include achieving zero waste in the organisations we serve and diverting as much waste as possible from landfills. We make recycling easy for you by taking a customised approach to deploying our recycling systems. We provide waste transfer notes to assist you in monitoring the effectiveness of the mechanisms in place for your food waste. Each organisation has its own dynamics and work cultures, and our goal is to employ the best strategy in each to achieve the best results.
What is Food Waste Management?
Waste food makes up a large portion of solid wastes. Diversion of food waste from landfills can make a considerable contribution to climate change mitigation. The need to produce renewable energy from food waste has never been more important, especially with rising energy prices and soaring pollution levels. Therefore, food waste management is the steps we take to ensure that our food waste does not have adverse consequences in the environment. This can be done through food waste reduction where food is reduced at the source and food waste recycling where food waste is sent to recycling centres to be converted to useful energy and biogas.
The UK government does not recycle nearly enough food waste despite talking up a circular economy and being a leader in the debate. However, several surveys by food waste recycling companies have shown that the UK has decreased its food waste disposal by almost two million tons since 2013. In recent years, major supermarkets have begun accepting more unappealing vegetables and are selling them at a discount. Due to this, there is less pressure on farmers to overproduce to compensate for revenue lost from wasting product due to non-conforming appearance. Up to 25% of food is wasted because of this.
Food Waste Management Practises Newport
A sustainable food waste management strategy is necessary to ensure the environmentally sound and long-term disposal of growing amounts of food waste. Recycling food waste can be accomplished in two ways:
In vessel composting: Using in-vessel composting (IVC) is an excellent way of treating food waste and garden waste together. This system allows for precise temperature control and monitoring of the composting process in an enclosed area. Compost undergoes three phases in a vessel before being screened for use. Microorganisms naturally present in waste help start the composting process. When the material is broken down, nutrients are released, and the temperature rises to 60-70oC, which destroys pathogens and weed seeds. To guarantee that the material is completely sanitised, the oxygen level, moisture, and temperature are all carefully monitored and controlled.
After the sanitization process has been completed, the compost is left to mature for 10-14 weeks in enclosed areas. After maturation or before, screening can be conducted to produce various product grades, such as soil conditioners, suitable for various applications.
Anaerobic digestion: The biodegradable waste such as food waste can be broken down into biogas, which can be used to generate electricity and heat. This is typically done in a digester container. The process produces fertilizer for farms as well as biogas, which is largely made up of methane. Biogas can be burned for electricity and heat, or converted into renewable natural gas and transportation fuels. Some types of organic waste decompose more quickly than others. Biogas is produced in greater quantities by materials that decompose more quickly. Anaerobic Digestion is a cost-effective and innovative approach to keep waste out of landfills.