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07 December 2011

Wetherspoon's to pilot food waste recycling at 28 of its pubs
Pub chain Wetherspoon's has teamed up with Biffa to run a food waste recycling trial in a bid to reduce its waste and boost environmental performance.

The pilot is being operated at 28 Wetherspoon's sites for an initial trial period. Much of the food waste collected from these sites will be taken to Biffa's anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Poplars, West Midlands.

The waste contractor already collects glass for recycling and general waste for the chain throughout the country.

Biffa's group sales & marketing director Bob Barltrop said: "Wetherspoon's already divert a huge amount of waste from landfill and adding food waste recycling to this is a clear demonstration that, increasingly, the food industry takes its environmental responsibility seriously.

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