Food Waste Management Kidderminster
Food waste is a severe environmental, economic, and social challenge in the United Kingdom that has gotten a lot of attention in recent years. On average, 1.2 to 2 billion tonnes (30%-50%) of the food produced is discarded before it is even ready for consumption. Food waste is made even more of a problem by the huge growth in demand for food, which is anticipated to increase by 70% by 2050 due to the huge increase in population, which is predicted to reach 9.5 billion by 2075.
Managing Food Waste Sustainably
As a result, there is a pressing need to address food waste as a worldwide issue that should be evaluated and addressed through sustainable efforts. Several technologies have been developed to cope with food waste. Many studies have been done to look at the environmental and socioeconomic effects of different food waste management strategies.At Kidderminster Waste, we advocate for the reduction and the recycling through anaerobic indigestion of food waste as means of sustainable waste management.
Anaerobic digestion (AD) is a cutting-edge technology with a rapidly expanding market in recent years. Anaerobic digestion is a biologically natural process in which microorganisms break down food waste anaerobically, creating biogas for our fuels and digestate for use as soil fertilizers or conditioners. For food waste management, anaerobic digestion has been regarded as the “best solution.” Furthermore, anaerobic digestion is also a sustainable energy source as well as a food waste treatment method.
Additionally, large-scale adoption of anaerobic digestion technology to treat food waste could boost UK economic activity through the creation of 35,000 new jobs. As a result, this economic development will greatly enhance the quality of life for potential recipients.
Benefits of Recycling Kidderminster
It is a waste of natural resources to send recyclable products such as food waste to landfill, which is why recycling all recyclables is so important. Recycling is the act of repurposing waste into new products, resulting in less waste being disposed of in landfills. Below is a few more reason why recycling is important:
The amount of raw material that needs to be mined or otherwise removed from the earth is reduced when waste is recycled and reprocessed into new products. For example, that bottle you just drank from is 100% recycled into a brand new glass bottle or other glass product, which means no new glass is needed to make that new product. Because the earth’s resources are finite, they must be conserved, especially in a world where the population is growing and the demand for such resources is increasing. As a result, when waste materials are reused, several damaging steps in the manufacturing process are avoided, making recycling a much more environmentally beneficial option.
The processing and transportation of raw materials and new products consumes a significant amount of energy, which is dramatically decreased when recycled materials are used in the manufacturing process. Following extraction, materials must be transported and processed, both of which cause further pollution and consumes a lot of energy. Recycling comes in handy with this.