Landia, the long-established pump and mixer manufacturer has backed the statement made by the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA) about the Government’s puzzling reluctance in the new Budget not to commit to universal food waste collections in England.
“ADBA are quite right to speak out”, said Landia’s Key Account Manager, Paul Davies. “Precious organic material such as food waste being dumped at the local landfill or sent for incineration is wrong on every level. Young school children understand that the days of burying everything in the ground are very numbered – and that we can and must do better; a pity then that in the budget, our Government can’t set a good example – not even by way of offering encouragement to cash-strapped local authorities to get on board”.
Davies added: “In London for example you have one of the best and most experienced waste collection companies (Bio Collectors), who could accept far more food waste and create valuable clean green energy through their highly efficient AD/biogas process – so it’s a mystery why Downing Street chooses to allow England to lag so very far behind Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, whose food recycling rates are not surprisingly, far superior”.