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WRAP funding increases businesses food waste collection

Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 | Author: Lola Halligan

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Food waste collection services are set to expand after WRAP funding has been awarded to seven waste collection contractors.

This will enable a further 26,000 tonnes to be diverted from landfill.

WRAP will also provide communications guidance to recipients to communicate with businesses the benefits of food waste collections.

Tools are being put in place to help businesses prevent and reduce their food waste so that they produce less waste which will need to be collected and processed reducing costs for those involved.

WRAP head of collections and quality Linda Crichton said: “We were encouraged by the amount of interest in the fund, with over 40 applicants for funding received, and a wide range of projects put forward.

 “The projects selected cover different collection approaches and contractual arrangements and will provide services to a range of food waste producing businesses and public sector organisations.

 “Preventing and reducing waste is the most important thing we can do, and we hope to encourage all businesses (and households) to reduce their waste management costs as much as possible by preventing and reducing waste in the first instance.

“Where this is not possible, reusing and recycling resources is the next best thing. Recycling food waste is not only good for the environment, but also saves money elsewhere in the supply chain.”

Name of funding recipient

Approx. project tonnes

Collection area

Cape

2,500

Devon

Greenability (Bioco)

8,500

Cambridge, Manchester, Birmingham

First Mile

1,000

London

SITA

2,200

Bristol

Leeds Paper

6,000

Leeds

Yorwaste

2,500

York

Brighton Paper Round

1,000

Brighton

 

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