Aspire Training Team in partnership with Eco Food Recycling Ltd are delighted to announce a pilot scheme with recycling food waste (Anaerobic Digestion) instead of putting it in general waste.
Starting on February 13th any food waste generated through Reside care Homes and Tops Day Nurseries Boscombe will be used to provide heat and energy, as well as fertiliser for farmers.
This project was initially brought to the attention of Cheryl Hadland, the Managing Director of Hadland Care Group by Ben Taylor an apprentice at Eco Food Recycling. Ben produced an excellent presentation on Anaerobic Food Recycling (as part of his coursework) which was forwarded to Cheryl by his training assessor at Aspire Training Team. Cheryl then invited Ben to present to herself and the Commercial Director, Jeff Everett. The result was a new business relationship – and food waste recycling starting in February 2017.
Cheryl stated, “We will be working with Eco Food Recycling teaching practical food waste both in the nurseries to the children as well as recycling food waste in both the nursery and care home kitchens.”
“I’m delighted to be able to take their proposal forward as well so that our company becomes greener. This is a great role model for our children and colleagues. I think if we can’t use all the food we buy we should be recycling it, whether at home or at work. We will also become more aware of how much food we throw away through this process, which I hope will, in turn, help us adjust what we buy, perhaps reduce our general waste collections, and possibly even saving money which would be great too.
Cheryl continued “I was so impressed by the PowerPoint presentation that Aspire sent through and even more impressed after listening to Ben deliver his message. This is a wonderful example of an apprentice being engaged and stepping up to the mark, supported by a great assessor and excellent employer.”