Food Waste

About food waste and recycling


Food waste: enemy or energy?

Well, that all depends on what you do with it! When you throw food waste into your household bin, it is taken to landfill, where it turns bad...reallllly bad. 

Food waste sent to landfill slowly rots and decays, releasing toxic greenhouse gases, like methane, into the Earth’s atmosphere. As a result, food waste is one of the world’s biggest contributors to climate change…but it is something we can help change – all from the comfort of our own homes.

The best thing we can do is not waste food at all, but some food waste, like banana peels, can't be avoided. By recycling our food waste we can turn it from enemy to energy! When your food waste is collected, it is taken to a recycling plant where it is turned into valuable fertilisers for local farms and clean, green energy that helps power Scotland’s homes. Reducing and recycling your food waste is one of the most easy and effective things you can do in your home to reduce your carbon footprint, save money, and help our planet. So, if you can’t use it, recycle it!

Find out more hints and tips on how to reduce and recycle food waste. Let’s go greener together.