Food Waste Recycling Stafford
We are an established provider of food waste management and resource recovery solutions. We process trash from multiple sources, including industrial and commercial and use it in manufacturing and energy conversion. Our commitment to our customers is to help them manage their wastes and resources efficiently and sustainably, and show our support to them in the process. Call us on 0800 211 8410 to learn more about our services and to get a free quote for your food waste recycling.
At the core of our business proposition is a desire to work in partnership with our customers to help preserve and protect the world’s finite resources.
What is Food Waste Recycling?
The loss or waste of food, even if it is directed to an alternative use (feed, bio-energy) due to various reasons that result in its removal from the human food chain, is called food loss or waste. Potatoes, bread slices, and apples are the most commonly wasted foods, while salad items are thrown away in most cases. This waste food normally ends up in landfills, where it rots and releases methane, which harms the environment and creates greenhouse gasses. Due to this, global climate change and warming are greatly impacted.
In addition to being expensive, landfills are the worst way to dispose of food waste. It costs at least £44 less to recycle a tonne of food waste than to send it to landfill, and landfill taxes are going up by £8/ton every year.
How to Manage Food Waste Stafford?
Food production and consumption present the single greatest threat to the environment today. The increase in obesity and overweight rates results from the emergence of new infectious diseases as well as unhealthy diets. In the same vein, we waste a third of all food produced, as well as the natural resources that go into its production, while at the same time more than 700 million people go hungry every day. It’s clear what the problem is. Despite the fact that all of us need to eat, our current food systems are putting an impossible strain on the planet.
A radical change is needed. Organising an effective composting strategy can solve 100% of food producers’ food waste problems. This not only eliminates waste but also saves you money because your compost production is no longer outsourced. Food can be recycled in many ways, including growing compost in livestock bellies (the animals themselves who will later become food). When overproduction clearly leads to food waste, the simplest way to reduce it is to simply produce less. Currently in our high-priced economy, excess foodstuffs that are still edible can be given to hungry and poor people who can’t afford to buy sufficient food. These are just one of the ways that we can manage food waste but the most advocated method for food waste that cannot be costumes is food waste recycling through anaerobic digestion.
Food Waste Recycling Through Anaerobic Digestion
Anaerobic digestion is the breakdown of biodegradable material such as food waste without oxygen by microorganisms. In industrial or domestic applications, the process facilitates the management of food waste or the production of fuel. A reactor is a vessel that is used in anaerobic digestion for producing biogas. These reactors can vary in size and shape based on the site and feedstock conditions. A complex community of microorganisms, called microbial communities, breaks down or digests the waste and produces biogas and digestate, the solid and liquid end-products of the AD process, which is discharged from the digester.
Various organic materials can be combined in one digester, a process known as co-digestion. Food wastes (such as food processing, distribution, and consumer generated wastes), energy crops, crop residues, and fats, oils, and greases (FOG) from restaurant grease traps and many other sources are co-digested materials. Organic waste that is difficult to digest or yields low yields can be co-digested to produce biogas.