Biowaste to reduce costs

1st June 2016 | Recycling

The Renewable Energy Association (REA) recently published a report called “The Real Economic Benefit of Separate Biowaste Collections”, which shows that food waste collected separately can reduce costs for businesses and local authorities.
The UK has a legally binding recycling target of 50% by 2020, but according to the REA it is currently on 45% and falling: the government has no clear plan to rectify the situation. One reason for the slow progress towards the goal is concern about costs. The REA report states that about 1.85 million metric tons of UK commercial and industrial (C&I) food waste from large producers is being disposed of by thermal treatment or landfill, whose fate is unknown: this is approximately 4% of all UK C&I waste.
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