The issue of food waste has been a source of debate for many years. However, of recent years, local authorities and environmental campaigners have been placing more emphasis on this issue. It is not surprising when you consider the statistics. The Waste and Resource Action Program (WRAP) suggests that more than 6.7 million tonnes of food is thrown away annually. This means that British people throw away food products that can fill up eight Wembley Stadiums.
This surplus food travels straight to the landfill, without being recycled and goes to form part of the 18 million tonnes of household waste which is sent to landfill annually. These figures only take into consideration the food products that are thrown away by households. The program does not count the waste products that are thrown by businesses all over the UK. The program evaluation confirms that for every three shopping bags that go home one end up in the dumping ground or landfill
This food waste that is sent to landfill then actually produces methane, which is harmful to the environment and contributes to climate change. In fact, recently Nasa scientists said that methane’s impact on global temperatures was approximately a third higher than previously estimated due to not accounting for its interaction with airborne particles.
With landfill space rapidly running out, the issue of how to discard of food waste in a responsible and sustainable manner is single-handedly one of the most important issues facing the Government and local authorities today. WRAP also reveals that if food waste is cut down by households then it can save 15 million tonnes of carbon dioxide. However, that is only possible when households are aware about the amount of food waste that they create annually.
However, if this challenge is to be addressed properly it needs the collective support of every single person in the UK and across the world today. With the help of households and businesses, local authorities can recycle food waste products to be used in a variety of manners. One of the easiest and most efficient to reduce food waste is through the use of kitchen caddies. Wheelie bins or kitchen caddies are really becoming popular in the UK and sit on kitchen units or under the sink and are available in different shapes and sizes.
These are small bins can be used to collect and store food waste such as cooked and uncooked food meat, vegetables, fruit peelings, tea bags and egg shells. Using kitchen caddies can allow households to recycle their food waste in a simple, sustainable and clean manner. Food that is in the kitchen caddy would then be sent to specialist recycling plants rather than be dumped in landfill. The increasing importance of food waste management is one of the main reasons why MGB Plastics the UK’s largest wheelie bin manufacturer, have invested in developing the kitchen caddy of tomorrow.
The new 5 litre, 7 litre and 23 litre kitchen caddy has been designed in an innovative sleek design that fits seamlessly into a modern kitchen and is available in a choice of colours. MGB Plastics has designed its latest kitchen caddy with sealed lockable lids to prevent odour escape – a problem that many households face. How to tackle and control unwanted food waste should now be on top of the agenda from every household in the UK. Local authorities should promote the use of kitchen caddies so that UK household can start to do their bit for the environment and to help UK reach its recycling targets.
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Operating from a modern manufacturing facility in Rotherham, MGB Plastics has the capacity to manufacture in excess of 1 million wheeled bins per annum. In addition to manufacturing wheeled bins and kitchen caddies, we also have a dedicated “in-house” distribution team that have been responsible for the delivery of in excess of 4 million wheeled bins to households throughout the UK. MGB Plastics Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of One51plc. For further information on One51plc, please visit the website at www.one51.com