Food Waste Scotland
Food Waste Scotland.
Isle of Cumbrae Initiative Community Company, are on a mission to stop global warming! With backing from the Climate Challenge Fund and the Heritage Lottery volunteers on this beautiful Scottish island are managing woodlands, creating community gardens, a wind farm, recycling glass and now recycling food waste in the town of Millport. Keep Scotland Beautiful.
Scotland is leading the UK in sustainable food waste management policy, Scottish caterers are being encouraged to recycle their food waste on-site wherever possible, and the obvious solution is the Ridan food waste composter. Frank Corcoran and Pat Kelly from the Cumbrae Initiative specified the Ridan because it doesn’t require any power and is designed to be located outdoors. The Large Ridan system installed will recycle ten tonnes of food waste every year meaning that it can stay on the island enriching the soil and not be transported off the island to landfill.
The island is spectacular with views of Bute, Arran and the Mull of Kintyre across the sea. Being quite a small island many visitors choose to explore by bicycle, these can be hired easily, as can kayaks, or you can simply walk, run, sail or even swim.
Ridan are proud to be involved with the Cumbrae Initiative whilst helping Scotland to recycle it’s food waste in a sustainable way. Food waste is a valuable resource, not a problem! By composting food waste at source on Cumbrae, no further transport is needed and no pollutants are created, just lovely rich fertile compost to enhance the environment.