A short educational video to describe what happens to food waste in Devon once it has been thrown into the recycling. Using case studies in Devon to show how the anaerobic digestion process works.
Visual: Rolling Devon countryside with title appearing in the clouds Audio: It is estimated that one third of food is wasted from farm to fork. Stay tuned to find out what happens to all that waste.
Visual: Children scraping food waste from a plate into a food caddy Audio: Historically food waste would go to land fill where it contributes to all kinds of environmental issues. Nowadays food waste should be separated from general waste into a special food waste bin called a caddy.
Visual: Children carry caddy to the kerbside
Visual: Bin lorry arrives and takes the food waste Audio: If you don’t have the ability to compost yourfood waste, most councils collect food waste from the kerbside. From here it is taken to a transfer station to begathered together.
Visual: The bin lorry drives along beautiful Devon countryside to Holsworthy AD plant. Audio: One way to deal with food waste is a process called anaerobic digestion – this is where microscopic beasties break down the food waste in a big tank with no oxygen. In Devon there are multiple anaerobic digestion plants. All AD plants are built slightly differently, we will be looking around Holsworthy AD plant as it accepts the largest proportion of food collected from the kerbside in Devon.