Bucks residents achieve impressive increase in food waste recycling
A campaign running since summer 2017 which aims to encourage people to recycle more food waste appears to have borne fruit.
Rotten fruit, that is. And mouldy veg. And used tea-bags. And broken egg shells; chicken bones; banana skins, coffee grounds….
In the six months from October to March, an extra 639 tonnes of food waste was recycled in Buckinghamshire compared to the same period the previous year.
That’s an extra 2.9kgs of food waste from every household in the county, on average.
The Fighting Food Waste campaign is run by the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire (WPB), which is made up of the four district councils which collect household waste and Buckinghamshire County Council which disposes of it.
Councillor Bill Chapple OBE, Buckinghamshire County Council Cabinet Member for Planning and Environment and chairman of the WPB, said: “This is another good step forward in our efforts to be waste efficient and residents can give themselves a pat on the back, though there is always room to do more.
“The ideal is not to waste food, but some waste is unavoidable and by recycling we can still get energy from that food – electrical energy.”
Check out some great tips on making the most of leftovers and reducing waste at www.recycle4bucks.co.uk