Our manufacturing client blends dry mixed spices, which are used as flavourings both commercially, and by home cooks. Traditionally, any food waste material was collected and placed into the general waste stream, which was sent to landfill. However, our client adopted a zero landfill policy and subscribes to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Our solution included placing Dolav boxes next to the general waste bins to segregate food material at source for it to be processed separately. Then, we secured an anaerobic digestion route, in which bacteria breaks down food waste without oxygen, to divert 100% of the waste away from landfill.
Over the first year, we have diverted 481 tonnes of food away from landfill, saving 3,292 tonnes of CO2 with a cost reduction to the client of over £19,000.