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Food Waste - a message from RBWM

Did you know that throwing away food is one of the biggest contributors to climate change?

Ideally, there wouldn’t be any food waste but in reality, there will always be peelings, scraps, eggshells, teabags etc, that need to be recycled. We can all reduce the amount of food that we waste and make sure that we’re recycling any food that does get wasted.

Did you know that in 2020 we collected 2,635 tonnes of food waste in the Royal Borough?

If you don’t already have one, a food waste caddy is a good way to ensure that your food waste is put to good use.

Recycled food waste from the Royal Borough is turned into renewable energy used to power local homes and businesses, and into nutrient-rich digestate fertiliser which is used on local farmland.

You can order a food waste caddy on our website.

Did you know that the food waste collected in the Royal Borough in 2020 helped generate enough energy to boil 12.3 million kettles?

You can read more about why and how to recycle your food waste by reading our handy guide.


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