Mulch more food recycled, thanks to new scheme from Islington Council
Published by Chris Roe for Islington Council - Head Office in Environment
Thousands of tonnes of uneaten restaurant food in Islington are set to be saved from landfill.
Islington Council is launching a six-month recycling trial with local eateries.
Scraps from restaurants, cafes and take-aways will be converted into energy and bio-fertiliser.
Family-run business Frederick’s, in Camden Passage, has already signed up to the scheme. Matt Segal from the company said: "People are becoming increasingly diligent about domestic recycling, and at Frederick's we feel that business should keep pace. We hope to put to bed the notion that business is too busy to participate in this type of scheme."
Cllr James Kempton, Leader of Islington Council, said: "Islington is famous for its fantastic restaurants and great eateries. From now on, diners can enjoy their meal knowing that any uneaten food and waste from the kitchen will be recycled and used as fertiliser, which will ultimately benefit the environment."
Businesses in the borough are being encouraged to sign up to the subsidised pilot scheme to reduce greenhouse gases and improve the environment - along with the business's reputation.
Food waste from households and many local schools is already recycled.
Business interested in taking part can call 020 7527 1887 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Chris Weeks, Senior Media Officer
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