Food waste recycling help at hand

FOOD and drink firms in the Capital are to get a helping hand with their rubbish thanks to a new web service.

Polwarth-based eco-firm Vegware has set up a site which matches any business with its ideal food waste recycling partner – for free.

Bosses at Vegware, which also produces the UK’s only range of fully compostable food packaging, hailed the site as a national first and said they expected it to provide a boost to local recycling rates by driving down the amount of waste companies send to landfill.

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They said Vegware could create further jobs in the Capital’s burgeoning green economy as companies across the UK sign up for its service, called Food Waste Network.

Project manager Lucy Frankel said: “There are various databases that contain the information we’ll be making available through this site, but the sector is moving so fast that they are quickly out of date or far too technical and complex – not easy for the average business person to access and use.

“We are providing a really user-friendly site that helps businesses find the local waste service provider best matching their needs.”