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In the face of growing environmental concerns and heightened regulatory scrutiny, businesses are seeking sustainable solutions to manage their commercial food waste effectively. Food waste, a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and landfill strain, demands a proactive and environmentally responsible approach.

Verigreen emerges as a frontrunner in this arena, pioneering a unique closed-loop solutions aligning with the circular economy, that transforms food waste into valuable resources.

Food Waste in Wales

The commercial food waste generated in Wales annually is staggering – an estimated 280,000 tonnes, according to the Welsh Government’s ‘Waste and Resource Strategy’ (2021–2026). This not only represents a loss of valuable resources but also poses a significant environmental threat. When food waste decomposes anaerobically in landfills, it releases potent greenhouse gases, notably methane, exacerbating climate change.

The Welsh Government is introducing new regulations mandating that businesses, the public sector, and third-sector organisations in Wales separate recyclable materials, including food waste, for collection. These Regulations are designed to improve the quality and quantity of waste collections across Wales, most notably by mandating that food waste is separated out and collected separately when any business generates more than just 5kg/ week.

Verigreen is a leading provider of sustainable food waste management solutions, empowering businesses in Wales to comply with the new regulations and achieve environmental and business benefits. Our comprehensive approach encompasses:

  1. Food Waste Collection: We provide efficient and reliable food waste collection services, ensuring that your food waste is separated and transported to our anaerobic digestion facility.
  2. Anaerobic Digestion: We transform your food waste into valuable resources through anaerobic digestion, a natural process that converts organic matter into biogas and digestate. Biogas can be used to generate renewable energy, while digestate serves as a nutrient-rich fertiliser for agriculture.
  3. Compliance Support: Our expert team provides comprehensive compliance support, ensuring that your business remains compliant with the latest food waste regulations.

Transforming Food Waste into Valuable Resources

Our anaerobic digestion process is a crucial component of our circular economy approach. It transforms food waste into valuable resources, reducing the environmental impact of food waste and creating renewable energy and nutrient-rich fertiliser.

  1. Biogas: A Renewable Energy Source

The methane-rich gas extracted from the anaerobic digestion process can be used to generate renewable electricity, powering homes and businesses while reducing reliance on fossil fuels.

  1. Digestate: A Nutrient-Rich Fertiliser

The nutrient-rich byproduct of the anaerobic digestion process, digestate, can be used as a valuable fertiliser for agriculture, replenishing soil nutrients and promoting sustainable crop growth.

The Benefits of Verigreen’s Circular Economy Approach

Partnering with Verigreen offers numerous benefits, including:

  1. Environmental Protection: We contribute to reducing methane emissions from landfills and promoting a circular economy.
  2. Cost Optimisation: We help businesses minimize waste disposal costs and optimise their waste management processes.
  3. Sustainability Credentials: We enhance your business’s sustainability image and attract eco-conscious customers.
  4. Risk Mitigation: We safeguard your business from legal and financial risks associated with non-compliance.

Verigreen is committed to partnering with businesses in Wales to transform food waste into valuable resources and contribute to a more sustainable future. By embracing our circular economy approach, businesses can not only comply with regulations but also reap significant environmental and business benefits.

To learn more about how Verigreen can help your business navigate the new food waste regulations and achieve sustainable waste management, contact us today.