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J&B Recycling offer food waste recycling and management in the North East and UK

Food WasteMost food waste ends up in landfill sites where because it is biodegradable it rots and releases damaging green house gases. Throwing away food is also a huge waste of the energy, water and packaging used in its production, transportation and storage. If we all stopped wasting the food which could have been eaten, it would have the same CO2 impact as taking 1 in 4 cars off UK roads.

J&B can provide a food waste only collection via dedicated wheelie bins or in bulk. If food waste is collected separately form general or mixed waste it can be sent to a facility where it is recycled into a good quality soil improver or fertiliser and used to generate electricity that is fed back into the national grid.

Food Waste

The UK is looking to prevent organic waste being landfilled. This is because the Landfill Directive has set challenging targets regarding the landfilling of biodegradable waste which include:

  • By 2013 the biodegradable waste landfilled must be reduced to 50% of that produced in 1995
  • By 2020 the biodegradable waste landfilled must be reduced to 35% of that produced in 1995

If you would like to make an enquiry or if you require further information please contact us.

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