Climate and Energy Progress Boosted by Food Waste Inquiry

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bin lorries food waste livery5 by North Devon Council via Flickr

Technical Director of the REA, Jeremy Jacobs, has commented on the news that the Environmental, Food, and Rural Affairs Committee has launched a new investigative report.

The report will look into the economic, social and environmental impact of food waste in the UK.

“The announcement of this food waste inquiry is another step forwards in the movement for UK-wide separate food waste collections. While the Committee should recognise that the waste hierarchy is followed wherever possible, separate collections can help support the growth of the green gas industry, improve recycling rates, and reduce potent greenhouse gas emissions from landfill.

“The REA are working with stakeholders including retailers, energy companies, not-for-profits, and local authorities, to put forward a compelling and cost effective case for separate collections.”