Ridan are a UK based company who design and innovate environmentally friendly composting machines for food waste recycling and composting of green waste.
Organisations that provide catering services such as hospitals, schools, hotels and prisons inevitably have a lot of food waste to deal with and sadly most of it ends up in landfill sites which requires excessive energy to dispose of the waste, then produces excessive gases while in the landfill.
Discussing this problem in an Exmoor pub one night were Richard Gedge (an ex-stockbroker who now runs an award-winning environmentally friendly farm), and Dan Welburn, (a former Formula One (motor racing) engineer). Together, after experimenting with prototypes, they created the Ridan™ Composter.
Ridan have designed, tested and developed their own composting products, manufacturing them to their own, very strict environmentally friendly guidelines.
Ridan Composting Ltd were recognised as finalists at the 2009 DEBI Awards (Environmental Business Awards).