The best thing we can do with our food is to enjoy it. But some food waste is unavoidable and have you ever wondered what happens to the contents of your brown food caddies? In Cardiff, we turn food waste into a carbon neutral biofuel through a process called Anaerobic Digestion. You can find out more about how Anaerobic Digestion works here. This process is now coming closer to home with the creation of a brand new facility in Cardiff, run by Kelda Organic Energy.
Kelda, in Partnership with two South Wales Councils; Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan can now process the food waste of both local authorities, keeping transport miles to an absolute minimum. The site will create enough renewable energy to power 4000 homes, turning waste into a resource, benefitting the fight against climate change.
Kelda have also committed to recycle 97% of the material that it receives which will certainly help towards the recycling targets set by Welsh Government.
The facility officially opened with a celebratory event on the 8th March 2017. The event, starting at City Hall and finishing at the Kelda site marked the grand opening with the unveiling of plaque.
Did you know that all raw and cooked foods can be recycled in your brown food caddy and that recycling 6 tea bags creates enough energy to boil the kettle for another cuppa?