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Tesco recycles all meat waste into renewable energy

Retail giant Tesco has teamed up with food recycling service PDM Group to turn its meat waste into heat and electricity.

PDM will take 5,000 tonnes of out-of-date meat from Tesco per week to recycle at one of its biomass-to-energy plants. PDM collects meat waste from Tescos 11 regional recycling service units.

Tesco head of waste and recycling Sion Stanfield said: As renewable energy technologies now become mainstream, there is no excuse for sending waste to landfill that could actually be put to positive use. Working with PDM provides Tesco with a nationwide solution that operates across all our stores and allows us to fulfil our environmental objectives by maximising our resources to reduce our carbon footprint.

In January PDM signed a contract with Sainsburys to recycle all of its food waste (see MRW story).

PDM commercial director Philip Simpson said: Diverting waste from landfill has become a principal objective for leading retailers and generating renewable energy from a resource that used to end up in landfill is extremely positive. Increasing the UKs renewable energy capacity is an important Government objective and the fact that out-of-date food can be used to power customers homes is a very powerful environmental message and one that is going to win hearts with an increasingly environmentally-conscious customer base.


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