Visit to Food Waste Energy Plant

As part of the Environment Select Committee's inquiry into food waste, Neil visited the Bio-Collectors anaerobic digestion plant in Mitcham (South London).

The plant uses Anaerobic Digestion Technology to turn food waste into agricultural fertiliser. It also creates green energy, through electricity and biomethane gas, which is used to power local London businesses. 

The Select Committee is currently looking at how the UK can cut its food waste levels and put any remaining waste to good uses.

Neil said:

"I thoroughly enjoyed the trip - its was a real eye-opener. Not only does the plant keep food waste out of landfill sites, it also green energy and valuable products for our farms.

The Mitcham plant should be a model for the UK in how we can process our food waste. The trip will now help to inform our inquiry and up-coming recommendations to the Government.