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News round-up 17/6

ReFood to exhibit at environmental event; 60 tonnes of nutrients wasted each year; Suspected Northern Irish waste site searched; Viridor ERF donates £1,000 to Sue Ryder

ReFood to exhibit at environmental event                   

Doncaster-based food waste recycler ReFood will showcase its processing services at this year’s West & North Yorkshire Chamber Eco Fair.

The event, taking place at the Centenary Pavilion in Leeds on 18 June, aims to share innovation, excellence and the latest service offerings from across the environmental sector.

ReFood’s flagship anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Doncaster (pictured) is capable of processing 160,000 tonnes of food waste every year, providing an integrated collection and disposal service for businesses within a 50 mile radius.

Press release

60 tonnes of nutrients wasted each year

British families are wasting 60 tonnes of valuable nutrients every year, according to research carried out by Sainsbury’s.

UK households are responsible for around 4.2 million tonnes of avoidable food waste every year, with an average cost of £700 per family, according to recent estimates from the charity WRAP.

By cross-checking these figures against the nutritional content of the most commonly-wasted food and drink, including potatoes, bread and milk, Sainsbury’s said it had revealed the “hidden cost” to healthy diets through nutrient loss.

Huffington Post

Suspected Northern Irish waste site searched

Details have emerged of a joint Police Service of Nothern Ireland and Northern Ireland environment agency operation targeting a suspected illegal landfill in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.

Police and Environmental Crime Unit workers searched a site near Dungannon that showed there was controlled waste, mainly plastics, with some evidence of tyres and other mixed waste.

Two diggers were also seized as part of the investigation carried out on 8 June under warrant which is at an early stage.


Viridor ERF donates £1,000 to Sue Ryder

Viridor has donated a cheque for £1,000 to Sue Ryder to mark achieving another 100,000 man hours without time lost to accident or injury in the construction of its Peterborough Energy Recovery Facility (ERF).

The money, the fourth donation Viridor has made, will go towards building a new hospice at local Thorpe Hall.

Press release

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