Some food waste is unavoidable, like orange peels and eggshells, but it can be turned into energy by recycling. When you recycle food waste, a recycling plant turns it into fertilisers for local farms and green energy to power homes, using a process called anaerobic digestion. According to Greener Scotland, recycling your weekly food waste can power nearly two cycles of your washing machine and just one banana peel generates enough energy to charge your phone twice.
Energy Saving Trust and Zero Waste Scotland are working together to offer fun and interactive Love Food Hate Waste training sessions for workplaces. The online workshops are funded by the Scottish Government and are available for any type and size of organisation based in Scotland.
The aim of the workshops is to give people an understanding of the scale and impact of food waste in Scotland, and practical skills around the simple things we can do to stop wasting food and save money. The message can then be cascaded to colleagues, community, friends and family to increase the reach.
An experienced trainer delivers the sessions online, at a time and date that suits. Each session can be tailored to suit the organisation and is ideal for lunchtime learning sessions and home workers. By the end of each workshop, attendees will be able to save £437 a year by putting their new learning into action and reducing food waste at home.