It is estimated that 11.8 million tonnes of food waste produced here in the UK goes to landfill, in one year alone!
If we wish to keep this earth turning we will need to look after it, and environmentally-friendly, eco food waste recycling can make a significant contribution to your green credentials.
Here at Ridan, our aim is to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill by recycling food waste into natural, healthy compost. We firmly believe that if eco food waste is recycled at source, it can be used to enrich the soil and grow more food, whilst supporting valuable eco systems – creating a environmentally friendly process.
Sending eco food waste to landfill is costly on both your wallet and the environment. Eco food waste in landfills gives off a massive amount of greenhouse gases which damage the environment and contribute towards global warming. It is estimated that 20% of the UK’s greenhouse emissions are associated with waste food.
If we were to use or compost all of our eco food waste we could prevent the emission of at least 15 million tonnes of carbon dioxide, every year!
Landfill sites emit greenhouse gases and toxic liquid effluent which can leach into the soil and waterways, they also require large areas of land. It takes 30 years for a landfill site to stabilise and stop emitting global warming gases such as carbon dioxide and methane – a greenhouse gas 25 times more damaging than carbon dioxide. There is limited landfill space left in the UK and new landfill sites are difficult to find. Would you want one next to you?
If a canteen that produces 5 tonnes of kitchen waste each year sent all of its food waste to a land fill, it would produce the same amount of carbon dioxide as the average car over a whole year! By processing this same food through a Ridan composter and then spreading the compost produced onto a garden, you lock away the carbon dioxide in a good way, nourishing the soil, so that it can be used by plants to grow and complete the cycle in a natural way. So by using the Ridan, you, in turn, are keeping the world turning! Catering waste or commercial food waste can be difficult to dispose of in an environmentally friendly way.
Ridan Composters produce healthy, nutrient-rich compost from your everyday food waste. The composting process is 100% natural and, unlike other commercial composters on the market, Ridan Composters require no electricity, and will therefore be free to run.
Furthermore, our units are designed to be easy to use and robust enough to handle all types of commercial food waste. Ideal for heavy usage by the likes of commercial kitchens, schools and restaurants. Composting your food waste on site with a Ridan Composter is eco-friendly and easy to do.
The perfect solution to school, restaurant and all types of commercial food waste problems. Click to open the Composting School Special Report compost-special-web-2012-2
On-site food waste recycling is now a practical, viable, completely environmentally friendly solution for most catering outlets including schools, Catering and commercial. As long as you have some ground, even a small garden, on which to spread the rich compost then on-site composting is a practical solution that works.
Ridan Composters are incredibly easy to use and require minimal effort. Furthermore, the units don’t require any electricity and so are completely environmentally friendly!
EasyGear Technology is Ridan’s answer to making composting as easy and accessible to all. The EasyGear makes using the composter light work.