The Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association
The need for separate food waste collections
As many as half of all households in England still do not have separate collections for their inedible food waste. As has been shown in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, separate food waste collections have been shown to reduce levels of food waste and increase recycling rates, and also importantly allow inedible food waste to be recycled through anaerobic digestion into renewable heat and power, clean transport fuel, and nutrient-rich biofertiliser. Charlotte will set out the benefits of separately collecting and recycling inedible food waste and examine how the targets in the new Circular Economy Package for separate biowaste collections by December 2023 can be implemented as cost-effectively as possible.