We are pleased to have been featured in the latest edition of the Fresh Produce Journal. Our full-page feature looks at the benefits of a closed loop recycling system to businesses and the environment.
Nearly 10 million tonnes of food waste is created in the UK every yea. Much of this waste goes straight to landfill so there is potential to make real change here. Taking food waste and processing it in anaerobic digestion plants, creates a ‘green’ gas which can be fed into the gas grid network or used to make electricity. Imagine if we could power British households using more clean energy, reducing our dependence on imported gas and fossil fuels, lowering our carbon footprint and having an increasingly positive impact upon the global environment.
In addition to producing energy, recycled food waste produces an incredible biofertiliser which can be applied back to the soil used to grow the food in the first place, thus closing the loop. This organic fertiliser reduces the dependence on artificial fertilisers, promotes soil health and helps new crops to grow stronger.
The Fresh Produce Journal article features comments from our Managing Director, Martin Heathcote who is passionate about creating sustainable solutions for food waste recycling and sending zero waste to landfill: “working with growers, packing plants, logistics companies, food production plants, waste collectors, local authorities and ports, VeriGreen offers a complete closed-loop recycling process and has a strict zero-to-landfill ethos.”