I was going to let the TOR2 bloggers take this one, but when there is breaking news to be given about your caddies of course I just HAD to step in and write it myself 🙂
So, my avid food waste recyclers, you are going to love what we’ve got for you today.
You lovely a lot across Torbay will find it so much more easier to recycle your food waste after the latest announcement from the joint waste team TOR2 and Torbay Council.
And a drum roll please…..from now on all of you who recycle your food waste, and those of you who are yet to start, using your kitchen caddy and food waste bin has never been so easy!! You can now line your caddy using any type of plastic bag, including; supermarket carrier bags, sandwich bags, pedal bin liners and bread bags —- isn’t that FANTASTIC news??
Previously it was just newspaper or compostable bags that could be used to line your trusty caddies, but that has all changed now and you can use plastic bags as well —- now there is NO excuse to not be recycling your food waste 😛
Iv’e taken this news so excitedly that I even went out and got a quote from TOR2’s general manager, that is a first for one of my blogs 😛
Most food waste in Torbay is now being processed using anaerobic digestion. Due to this change, all bags regardless of what they are made from will be separated from the food waste as part of the treatment process. Therefore it is no longer necessary for residents to use compostable bags to line their caddies. This is a positive step forward to improving Torbay’s recycling rate and will help encourage more residents to recycle their food waste by using the already established weekly kerbside collection service.
Thanks to my fellow food waste campaigner Ellie, you may already know about anaerobic digestion, but just incase you don’t let me give you a sum up:
Anaerobic digestion is a natural biological process that happens when bacteria breaks down organic matter in little or no oxygen. It produces a bio-gas which is around 60% methane and 40% carbon dioxide. This gas can be cleaned and then burnt to generate electricity. As well as bio-gas, AD produces a liquid residue called digestate (bet you didn’t know I knew so many fancy words :P) which can be used as a fertilise local farmland. In the past 12 months you lovely lot across Torbay have sent over 3,000 tonnes of food to be recycled, and I believe that with this new way to line our trusty caddies we can recycle even more!!!!
Though I must quickly add that we ask that you do not put any old sort of food packaging into your caddy!
If all this sounds great but you’re thinking, I don’t have one of these fantastic caddy devices, then don’t worry as requesting one is as easy as scraping your food waste into it at the end of a meal 😉 Just give TOR2 a call on 01803 701316 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or even better, just go onto any of Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and send a message!!
Lining your caddy has never been so easy!
keep on recycling that food waste.
Your food waste friend, Super Caddy 🙂