Food Waste Management Torquay
You have a legal obligation to ensure that your waste is properly managed and disposed of. You also want to help the environment by reducing pollution.
We’re dedicated to environmental sustainability and will work with you to uphold your duty of care. Every aspect of your company’s day-to-day operations is distinct. This includes the waste it produces. As a result, deploying a general waste management solution will not be effective. To help us help you with your food waste management in Torquay, give us a call on 01803 640 260.
At Torquay Waste, recognise the necessity for a completely customised food waste management program that fits within a limited budget while also ensuring compliance with our legislation.
What Makes up Food Waste?
Food waste is defined as food that has completed the food supply chain and is of good quality and fit for consumption but is thrown before being consumed, whether or not it has spoiled or expired. Food waste occurs most frequently (but not always) at the retail and consumption stages of the food supply chain. Food waste is defined as food that was intended for human consumption but was removed from the human food chain for various reasons, even if it is then directed to a non-food use (feed, bio-energy).
Any food waste reduction strategy must start with quantitative data on how much food is wasted and where it is happening so that remedies can be targeted efficiently. At Torquay Waste company, we can make this possible for you by conducting a food waste audit.
Managing Food Waste Torquay
For our global population, food security – physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food – is critical. With no extra planetary resources available to create it, the expanding global human population will necessitate huge increases in food production. It is crucial to prevent food loss and waste in order to meet this future problem. Businesses are urged to be mindful of their food waste and find ways to control it. The best first step would be reducing food waste. And then we can – because no matter how hard we try, there will always be food waste – figure out a sustainable way of turning that food waste into something useful through recycling or composting.
Water consumption, land use, and greenhouse gas emissions are all factors in the environmental impact of food loss and waste. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are produced during food production, manufacturing, distribution, and retail. But these greenhouse gases are even worse when it comes to food waste being dumped in landfills instead of being repurposed such as recycling or composting. Food waste contributes 3.5 Gt CO2e to global greenhouse gas emissions.
Food Waste Recycling Torquay
We are wasting resources by throwing out so much food. Consider the amount of energy, water, and packaging used in the manufacturing, delivery, and storage of food. All of this may be rendered ineffective if we throw away perfectly fine meals. Food waste recycling often involves anaerobic digestion. Anaerobic digestion has been recommended as a cost-effective solution for renewable energy production and treatment of high moisture and energy-rich materials due to the negative effects of landfilling and incineration.
Anaerobic bacteria transform many types of food waste and other organic wastes into biogas and nutrient-rich residue that can be used for lap uses during the anaerobic digestion process. Methane, carbon dioxide, and a trace quantity of hydrogen and hydrogen sulphide are all present in the biogas produced by anaerobic digestion. When compared to other processes, anaerobic digestion can work with a considerably wider range of substrates, including those with a lot of moisture and contaminants. Wastewater, sewage sludge, and animal dung are some of the most frequent substrates for anaerobic digestion.