Wikipedia Referenced Article in “Food Waste in the United Kingdom”.ﾠArticle Originally Published 10 February 2009.ﾠ
The amount of food waste being disposed of is lower than originally thought, according to the Waste and Resource Action Programme (WRAP).
The organisation’s Chris Mills explained that less food waste is being generated than was expected, in a report at “letsrecycle.com”.
He told a conference for the Association of Organics Recycling: “The 140 kilograms average gives us a 62 per cent capture rate for food waste. We said we were collecting five kilograms per household, and we are finding the actual figure is closer to 3.8 kilograms.”
Figures from WRAP revealed different levels of success in collecting food waste.
The most efficient measure was separate collections of food waste, followed by mixed green and food waste on a weekly basis. Mixed fortnightly collection performed the worst.
Mr Mills said: “Combined collections are not going to achieve high levels of diversion, with only 0.5 kilograms or 30 kilograms collected per household per year.”
Meanwhile, the Environment Agency has demanded that waste disposal authorities provide details of the final destination of their waste.
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