Eco Fair 2015Ethical Food & Drink News & Features
Yorkshire’s biggest environmental event, Eco Fair, will take place at the Centenary Pavilion in Leeds on 18 June. The all-day business-to-business exhibition and conference will share innovations and the latest services available from across the environmental sector.
76% of those who attended last year’s Eco Fair said that they felt ‘more confident about tackling environmental issues’ afterwards.
Food wast recycling
Doncaster-based ReFood, the UK’s leading food waste recycler, will be on stands 85 and 86, sharing the benefits of food waste recycling with visitors to the show.
As well as helping businesses to save up to 46% on their waste management bills, the team will also discuss how ReFood’s service makes integrating food waste recycling into existing processes cost-effective and straightforward.
‘Food is a vital resource, and one that requires significant labour, energy and water resources to produce, therefore we simply cannot go on wasting such a scarce commodity. Helping consumers and businesses alike to reduce avoidable food waste is critical, which is why embracing recycling is such an important decision for businesses to make.
‘Exhibiting at the Eco Fair will provide an excellent opportunity to speak with delegates about the ReFood service, alongside discussing the latest industry developments and opportunities with businesses owners from across the region.’
Philip Simpson, commercial director at ReFood
Diverting waste from landfill
Providing an integrated collection and disposal service for businesses within a 50-mile radius, ReFood’s flagship anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Doncaster can process 160,000 tonnes of food waste every year.
Turning unwanted waste into renewable energy and nutrient-rich biofertiliser for use by local farms, the facility plays a key role in diverting the region’s waste away from landfill.
Following a recent £6 million expansion project, ReFood Doncaster is now capable of generating just under 5MWh of renewable energy – helping to power more than 12,000 homes across the region.