Food waste recycling

food waste recycling

Reduce your Carbon Footprint by recycling your food waste into compost


Why recycle food waste?

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.

Food waste collection

The vast majority of shops, restaurants, hotels and businesses that create food waste simply throw it in a bin where it is collected, then thrown into landfill sites.

food waste in binsThe storage of food waste in a bin is a health hazard in itself, creating bad smells and attracting rodents. These bins full of partially rotted food are then collected by vehicles which themselves add to air pollution and greenhouse gases.

Some councils are now trying to compost food and green waste, but it is difficult to do with the sheer weight of waste they have to deal with, much of which has already started to rot while it has been sat in a bin.

It is estimated that 12 million homes in the UK are still sending food waste to landfill and we are quickly starting to run out of landfill space. Very soon, we will need to start using greenbelt for landfill sites. Would you want to lose greenbelt land? Would you want a landfill next to your house?

Greenhouse gases and global warming

Food waste in landfill gives off a massive amount of greenhouse gases including Carbon Dioxide and Methane which enters the atmosphere and contributes towards the greenhouse gases that are causing global warming.

green waste in landfill

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!

As well as greenhouse gases, landfill sites also emit toxic liquid effluent which can leach into the soil and waterways.

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).

car exhaust fumes

5 tonnes of food waste produces the equivalent carbon dioxide as an average car

Sending food waste to landfill is costly on your wallet and the environment.

Eco Food Waste Recycling Solutions

Here at Ridan, our aim is to reduce the amount of food waste that goes to landfill.

We aim to do this by educating, helping and encouraging people to compost their food waste, from individuals at home to businesses and organistaions.

We also design, build and sell a range of composting machines that work with nature to speed up the composting process and to ensure perfect compost every time.

Our machines do not require any power to operate, so can be located anywhere. This enables our users to compost their food waste on site, at source, which offers the perfect solution to the problems created from food waste bins, the collection of food waste and the resulting greenhouse gases and pollution generated by landfill sites.

Students at Argent College operating a Ridan Composter

For many members of our community of Ridan users, our composting machine have become part of their own eco cycle as many use the compost created to grow their own food, which is then fed back into their Ridan to complete the cycle.

The benefits of using a Ridan food waste composter to recycle your food waste

  • Reduce your carbon footprint
  • Increase your green credentials
  • Reduce harmful greenhouse gases
  • Reduce waste in landfill
  • Increase environmental awareness among children, students and employees
  • Decrease waste collection and disposal costs
  • Produce natural, nutritious compost for your garden, vegetable plot or community

Commercial composting

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.

Food being served in restaurant canteen

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.

Food waste recycling for business

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

Food waste recycling for schools

Why Use a Ridan Food Waste Composter?

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.

Eco Schools, The Food For Life Partnership and Garden Organic are all enthusiastic campaigners for composting school food waste.