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Leicester Waste is the UK’s leading waste management services provider, taking care of your food waste in an environmentally friendly manner. We offer a cost-effective solution for the business sector, and we understand and meet all of your food waste needs. Because of our team’s in-depth knowledge of the business, we have the capabilities and expertise to handle any food waste situation. Call us on 01163 400 740 today to learn more about all the services we provide in Leicester and surrounding areas including food waste management.

Our response is prompt and we offer efficient and excellent customer service.Contact us today. Furthermore, we design food waste management systems that are tailored to your company’s needs.

What is Food Waste?

Food waste has become a complex topic in recent years, gaining the attention of scientists, consumers, and critics alike. As a result, the term food waste has garnered a lot of different descriptions. In the UK, food waste refers to food that is not suited for human or animal eating, but can be composted or utilized to recover energy (through anaerobic digestion, for example) and not for landfill! This includes spilled or rotten food lost along the supply chain. 

It also can be the excess of food produced, stocked, or purchased that is not suitable for sale and consumption. It is important to note that surplus food is still edible and therefore shouldn’t be thrown away. Tossing food away is like throwing away all the work, effort, water, and natural resources it took to produce it. About one-third of all food is thrown out, including food from farms, businesses, and supermarkets. Food waste has economic, environmental, and humanitarian ramifications that can’t be tolerated, because that amount of food waste is enough food to feed three billion people.

Food Waste Pyramid

The Food Recovery Hierarchy ranks the many activities that businesses can take to prevent and redirect food waste. The Food Recovery Hierarchy is divided into tiers, each of which focuses on a different management strategy for your food waste. The Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011, the Waste Regulations (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2011, and the Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012 have all incorporated the waste hierarchy into UK law. The food waste hierarchy is as follows:

Prevention: The amount of waste produced by raw materials, ingredients, and finished products is reduced, as measured by total waste reduction. 

Recycling: Anaerobic digestion and composting are examples of recycling techniques. 

Recovery: Energy recovered from food waste through controlled incineration. 

Disposal: Thisincludes food waste incineration without any energy recovery. It also includes food waste sent to landfills.

Here at Leicester Waste, we strive to send very little to no waste in landfills because we understand the ramifications that may have. We also strive to help our clients keep their businesses green and abide by their Duty Of Care. The waste hierarchy was created to avoid and manage food waste while minimizing environmental effect. In conclusion, food waste hierarchy helps us determine what to do with surplus food or food waste. It is either: 

  • Consumed. Steps performed in the supply chain to prevent, or at the very least reduce, the quantity wasted or surplus to needs.
  • Surplus is given to those in need, such as through charities or social entrepreneurs.
  • Animals are fed it.
  • Food waste that cannot be avoided is composted or used to generate energy.
  • Food waste in landfills is at the bottom of the pyramid.

Because they offer the most advantages for the environment, society, and economy, the top levels of the hierarchy are the best approaches to prevent and divert wasted food. Leicester Waste company has all of these strategies at the core. We are here for you.

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