As society has become more aware of the effect that our waste has on the environment, everything we throw away has come under intense scrutiny – even the food we eat. Food waste that is sent to landfill does not break down easily – as it rots, it releases methane, the harmful greenhouse gas that contributes to a poor atmosphere.
With food waste generally taking 25 years to break down, food recycling offers a much better disposal method; the waste material will not be sent to landfill, meaning that no harmful gases will be produced and the waste can be repurposed for something else.
If you’re interested in recycling your food waste, then you’ve found the right place here at BKP. As a leading waste disposal, treatment and recycling service in South East England, we have all of the experience and expertise to guide you through why you should recycle your food waste, as well as inform you about the long-term benefits it will have.
Why Choose Food Recycling?
Whether you run a restaurant, hotel, pub, cafe or takeaway, recycling your food waste isn’t just the right thing to do for the environment, it doesn’t take up much time or space for you to arrange and doesn’t create any hygiene issues either. Furthermore, regularly recycling your waste will save you money in the long run too.
Here are the benefits of food recycling:
Recycling For Financial Benefit
As businesses face constant yearly rises in waste removal to landfill, reducing the amount you send there will save you money. By recycling, the waste will be repurposed, not dumped, so therefore the costs will be much cheaper.
The ability to separate your food waste will also bring financial benefits. This is because it provides a visible reminder of the amount of food that is being wasted. By sorting through what they throw away, kitchen staff will become aware of the amounts of waste they needlessly throw away, which is often the first step to reducing it.
Helping The Environment
According to industry statistics, food waste accounts for over 40% of all waste that is sent to landfill from the hospitality sector. Each passing year sees more than half-a-million tonnes of food from UK caterers wasted – that’s around 1 BILLION average plates of food. When that food is buried, imagine how much methane that would produce.
As we’ve covered above, food recycling offers the ideal solution to protecting the environment. Food waste can be turned into many useful applications, including plant fertiliser or even into a source of renewable energy.
The Reuse of Food Waste Boosts A Business’ Reputation
As an increasing number of people become more aware of the benefits of recycling, many may seek out businesses that take a sustainable approach; in short, recycling your waste could present a great marketing opportunity for your business.
As many people are already used to separating out their waste at home, they will be expecting that such facilities will be in place for when they eat out. If your staff are also used to food recycling at home, then doing it at work will be easy. For your customers and staff, seeing that the business is as committed to protecting the environment as they are, is a factor in their enjoyment of their dining experience and (for employees), their job satisfaction and commitment. This goes a long way in helping to boost their performance and long-term retention.
Why Choose Food Recycle From BKP?
You can be forgiven in thinking that the process of separating your food waste for recycling is a time-consuming process. In fact, it shouldn’t take any more time than dealing with your general waste – as long as you have the correct waste receptacles for your needs. Putting them in the right places, teaching best practice to staff and making suitable collection arrangements, all contribute to a quick-and-easy process.
Here at BKP, we can help to provide the quick and easy removal and recycle of all of your food waste. Regardless if you’re a small outlet that employs recycling bins or have a chain of eateries that require the use of tanks to store waste, we are equipped and ready to help your business be sustainable.
As part of our commitment to the environment, our food recycling service works closely with local and regional specialist anaerobic digestion facilities to ensure that the waste we collect is broken down as effectively as possible. Using microorganisms to break down biodegradable material, the end product that’s created is biogas, which is combusted to generate heat and electricity – proving a renewable natural gas and fuel source.
Based in Romsey, Hampshire, we are ideally located to serve any type of domestic, commercial or industrial location throughout the South East of England. Our waste disposal, treatment and recycling facility deals with all manner of waste materials – from common household waste to hazardous waste from industrial plants, no job is too large or small for our team.
As we’ve served the region for over 50 years now, our client-first approach (as well as our work) has ensured that we continue to be a leading waste disposal and recycling service – so why not get in touch with us to learn more about how we can help you?
Get In Touch With Our Waste Management Experts To Learn More
To discuss your food recycling needs in more detail, please feel free to give our waste management specialists a call today on 0800 376 5004. Alternatively, you can send any enquiries you may via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.