Recycling food waste to create power
Wales is currently third in the world at recycling with more and more Welsh citizens recycling their food waste to create power. When your food waste has been recycled it is transformed into electricity to help power homes and communities across Wales. All cooked and uncooked food including fruit and vegetable peelings, tea bags, coffee grounds, eggshells, plate scrapings and out of date food can go into your food waste caddy.
How food waste generates electricity
Most local councils in Wales send their food waste to an Anaerobic Digestion, a process that uses microorganisms called ‘methanogens’ to break down food waste inside an enclosed tank, alongside farm animal manures and energy crops. As it breaks down, it produces biogas, which is collected and used to generate green energy that can power homes and communities across Wales.