Food Waste Caddies come to Devon

Monday, 22 May 2017 09:20:46 Europe/London

Most food waste which is not available for kerbside collections end up going to landfill via your normal waste bin, Devon have now introducted the food waste caddy for their residents to go alongside their regular recycling collections, this is part of their 'recycle more' project which aims to help reduce council costs by £340,000 per year.

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Lewisham Introduces Food Waste Collections

Monday, 13 March 2017 11:17:31 Europe/London

One way to boost recycling rates is to introduce food waste collections, this is what Lewisham have done, with this they have changed from weekly collections to fortnightly collections with the aim to increase the borough recycling rates to 24.8%.  This change has been issued due to estimations show that almost 39% of rubbish put into the general waste bin is food waste.

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How to make the perfect compost

Sunday, 21 August 2016 09:07:58 Europe/London

Even if you don’t own a garden, many local farmers will be willing to buy it from you to spread across their fields and crops – literally turning your rubbish into money. All you need do is invest in a compost bin and follow these six simple steps.

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How to waste less food

Monday, 29 February 2016 19:16:29 Europe/London

Every year, consumers in developed countries waste about as much food as the whole of sub-Saharan Africa produces. That's over 220 million tonnes according to the UN. So, how can you do your part to reduce that amount?

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The Real Junk Food Project

Sunday, 29 March 2015 11:07:22 Europe/London

As with plastic, paper, metal and glass, the best way to make the most of food is to first reduce the amount you use. After thatm you can find ways to resue it, such as The Real Junk Food Project.

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Composting in winter

Sunday, 23 November 2014 02:35:25 Europe/London

Some local authorities are halting garden waste collections over the winter. Whether or not this affects your household, it’s always a good time to improve the way you recycle garden waste and food scraps. To help you do it, we've put together some info and tips on making a compost heap and maintaining it throughout the year.

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