Latitude: Festival food waste fuels gas plant

A GREEN energy provider is calling on businesses to think about how they bin food waste as British Food Fortnight gets into full swing.

Bio Group, which runs a renewable gas plant at Reydon, near Southwold, for Suffolk brewers Adnams says it took all the food waste from the Latitude Festival for the first time this year and recycled it.

Commercial manager Adam Bensusan said: “As a region and as a nation 2012 brings more opportunities than ever before for people to play a part in reducing their carbon footprint.

“The Diamond Jubilee, the London 2012 Olympics and closer to home events such as Latitude Music Festival mean many of us are eating and drinking more. Understandably lots of that food goes to waste but we can make sure it’s recycled and used again as green gas.”

As a result of its work with Adnams on its Diamond Jubilee Ale, more food waste than ever before was recycled in this way, he said Adam continued.

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“As a nation we have lots to celebrate, especially this year, and in the two weeks where we mark the distinctiveness of British food and drink we should also look for opportunities to ensure business can play a full part by reducing their carbon footprint,” he said.

The firm said it was delighted at the efforts of Latitude festival goers to take part in its recycling drive.

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