Food recycling first for Wales

Two councils in Wales are planning to turn food leftovers into renewable energy or compost. Powys and Ceredigion local authorities send about 15,000 tonnes of food waste a year to […]

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By ELN reporter

Two councils in Wales are planning to turn food leftovers into renewable energy or compost.

Powys and Ceredigion local authorities send about 15,000 tonnes of food waste a year to a shared landfill site near Llanidloes. In the future they plan to instead send the scraps to a special conversion plant, which they hope will be operational by 2013.

Exactly how the waste will be recycled – and into what form – is not yet clear.

The agreement between Powys and Ceredigion, called the Mid-Wales Waste Partnership, is the first of its type in the country.

Funding for the project has been provided by the Welsh Assembly.