Food sent to landfill due to low AD capacity

April 2013
ENDS (Environmental Data Services);Apr2013, Issue 458, p16
The article reports that more than half of restaurant food waste is sent to landfills because of a lack of anaerobic digestion (AD) capacity in England and Wales, according to the Hospitality Carbon Reduction Forum (HCRF). The AD shortfall covers 12,000 sites managed by HCRF members, such as Whitbread Group and Fullers. The hospitality industry needs to keep more food waste from landfills to meet the sector's food waste recycling program under the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP).


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