TIPS

TIPS TO REDUCE FOOD WASTE



WHY SHOULD I HAVE A BROWN BIN

Saves The Planet

LOOK AFTER OUR PLANET

The average household produces 250kg of food waste every year and if this goes into landfill it causes serious environmental damage. The anaerobic conditions create methane, a greenhouse gas 20 times more potent than CO2 and produces leachate which pollutes our soils and water.

Saves You Money

SAVE MONEY

Using your brown bin to recycle food waste can save you money. The new pay-by-weight system means that our waste will be charged per kilo with the black bin costing considerably more than the recycling or compost bins. Food waste is very dense and makes up between 30-50% of our waste so recycling your food waste makes sense.

Helps Grow Crops

LOCAL CROP GROWTH

When we recycle our food waste using the brown bin it goes to an industrial composting facility where it is turned into nutritious compost. This compost is used by local farmers to grow new crops, creating a food loop and circular economy.

See how food waste is
transformed into compost!

The Food Loop

Did you know that by recycling your food waste you are not only preventing food waste from going to landfill, but you are also playing a big part in reducing greenhouse gas emissions?

 

With Obeo you are helping to look after our planet, one little food waste box at a time.

 

Check out The Food Loop and see how Obeo helps turn your food waste into nutritious compost.