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We need your raw food waste

Restaurants and food providers here in Leicester can benefit greatly from using food waste for composting - here's why!

  1. Waste reduction: Restaurants generate a significant amount of food waste on a daily basis. By composting this waste instead of sending it to landfills, restaurants can reduce their environmental impact and contribute to waste reduction efforts. This helps to conserve valuable landfill space and reduces the production of methane, a potent greenhouse gas emitted during the decomposition of organic waste in landfills.

  2. Cost savings: Waste disposal can be costly for restaurants, especially if they have to pay for waste collection and landfill fees. Composting food waste provides an opportunity to save money by diverting waste from expensive disposal methods. Instead, restaurants can turn food waste into a valuable resource that can be used to improve our Market Garden.

  3. Sustainable image: Many consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of the environmental impact of the businesses they support. By implementing composting programs and using food waste for compost, restaurants can demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility. This can attract environmentally conscious customers who appreciate businesses that prioritise waste reduction and resource conservation.

  4. Enhanced soil health: Compost made from food waste is a nutrient-rich soil amendment. By using compost in their gardens or landscaping, restaurants can improve the health and fertility of the soil. This can lead to healthier plants, better crop yields (if growing their own produce), and overall improved aesthetics. Furthermore, healthier soil reduces the need for synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, promoting sustainable and organic practices.

  5. Community engagement: Composting food waste with us can also help restaurants connect with their local community. They can promote that they are working with us to create a closed loop composting system! This collaboration fosters community engagement, builds relationships, and contributes to a sense of environmental stewardship within the local area.

  6. Compliance with regulations: In some regions, there are regulations and mandates in place that require businesses, including restaurants, to divert a certain percentage of their organic waste from landfills. By composting food waste, restaurants can ensure compliance with these regulations and avoid potential penalties or fines.

  7. Education and awareness: Implementing a composting program in a restaurant setting provides an opportunity for staff members and customers to learn about the importance of waste reduction and composting. It can raise awareness about the environmental impact of food waste and encourage individuals to adopt composting practices in their own homes.

By using food waste for compost, restaurants can make a positive environmental impact, reduce costs, enhance their sustainable image, and engage with their local community. It's a practical and responsible approach to managing food waste that aligns with sustainable practices and contributes to a healthier planet.

Contact us via email at if you are a Leicester pub, restaurant or cafe and you would like us to drop a bin to you for your raw food waste. We will then arrange free collection whenever is convenient to you!

Love the Ekojoe team x

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