Organic material that decomposes, such as garden waste and food waste, makes up around 35% of waste going to landfill - but recycling it is a much better option.

When placed in landfill, organic material generates greenhouse gases including methane which is considered to be 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide. If we recycle green waste it can be turned into useful products for improving soil, growing healthy gardens, and supporting food production.


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  • Food waste in the hospitality industry Case Study 657 KB

    This case study provides information about food waste in the hospitality industry. It provides an interesting insight into the fate of food waste, including strategies used to minimise the volume of wasted food.

Last updated: 30/03/2016