FOOD WASTE TO COMMUNITY ENERGY IN BRIGHTON & HOVE
Brighton and Hove has lots of hotels, restaurants and pubs, and our local businesses produce large amounts of food waste which is simply thrown away. This is a lost opportunity – why not use this important resource to generate low cost gas for our local community?
BHESCo is partnering with Brighton Paper Round to collect 35,000 tonnes of food and agricultural waste each year to supply biogas for approximately 10,000 homes.
Generating low cost, low-carbon energy will improve the quality of life of those unable to afford current fuel costs as well as contributing to a more sustainable future for Brighton and Hove.
We're holding an event for all of our stakeholders in March to explain how and why your business should get involved. The event is aimed at:
Restaurants, hotels, pubs, fast-food outlets, supermarkets and other shops that produce food waste
Food and drink manufacturers
Food and drink wholesalers
Social enterprises and local groups
Waste collection and waste management companies
If you're involved with a business in the local area and would like to donate waste food to this unique community initiative then come along to our meeting to discover how and why you should get involved.
More info on our dedicated project page: https://bhesco.co.uk/food-waste