Zero Food Waste

08.10.2021

Recycle Week 2021 took place on 20 September but it’s great to see that the team at Farnborough Business Park are always busy making sure they are being sustainable. 

If you have eaten at Aviators and left any food on your plate, the great news is that all food waste is now being composted. Did you know that 11 million tonnes of food waste go to landfill every year creating 20% of the UK’s Co2 emissions? 

Using the onsite Ridan Food Composter ensures that there is no food waste. The composter is operated manually so requires no electricity or power, saving energy. 

How it works: 

When food is put in the composter and an equal amount of sawdust or wood chip or pellets is added and the handle is turned, the mixture of hot air, food and wood reaches over 60c and microbes turn the waste into compost. This is then used across Farnborough Business Park and also on the allotments. The allotments were created by the grounds team and there are already courgettes, tomatoes and other vegetables growing, using the compost. 

The benefits: 

By composting, it reduces the amount of food waste going to landfill. Ridan’s firmly believe that if food waste is recycled at source, it can be used to enrich the soil and grow more food, whilst supporting valuable eco systems. Frasers Property UK recently set out a roadmap to achieve net zero carbon across the whole portfolio by 2050 (which aligns with Frasers Property Group’s objective), to achieve net zero carbon across operational areas of control by 2030. By composting onsite this can help contribute to the net zero carbon goal. 

Find out more about Frasers Property UK roadmap here