Our local authority customers continue to find new ways to encourage more food waste recycling.
We’ve increased food waste recycling across the UK, including:
- 5% in St Albans
- 13% for the South West London Partnership
- 14% in the London Borough of Merton
We helped Asda separate its bread from bakery returns so it could be turned into animal feed.
Overall, the nationwide supermarket has reduced its food waste by 10% per store – an average of 8 tonnes per week.
Veolia became the first recycling and waste company to sign up as an ‘enabling partner’ to the Food Waste Reduction Roadmap, an initiative that supports large businesses, including our customers, in reducing food waste within their own operations.
We hosted a webinar to help educate and inform the market.
Veolia has provided waste services to the private medical care company since 2016.
But we had not collected food waste before, limiting Bupa’s recycling performance. So, in 2020, we developed a food waste solution for its 130 care homes. Now, it is saving £41,000 a year on waste costs and increased its recycling rate by 50% in the year, to 39%.
35,000 tonnes of food waste was recycled in just ten months – a 218% increase.
Bupa is also saving up to 31,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent every month.