ReFood Doncaster wins environment award

01/10/2012

ReFood Doncaster’s state of the art food waste collection and recycling service was recognised last week for the part it plays in helping businesses acrossSouth Yorkshirebe more sustainable after the team took home the Environment Award at the annual Sheffield Star Business Awards.

On choosing ReFood as winner of this highly fought over category, the judges said “This innovative system for turning food waste into energy and fertiliser will make an important contribution towards reducing unnecessary and expensive use of landfill sites and also sets new standards in terms of demonstrating how waste recyclers can be the best of neighbours.”

ReFoodUKsets a benchmark for food waste handling, enablingYorkshirebusinesses to divert such waste from landfill and utilise its full value as a renewable energy source. The anaerobic digestion plant converts food waste into useful by-products including energy, heat and fertiliser.

Philip Simpson, ReFood commercial director, commented: “We’re delighted to have ReFood recognised at the Sheffield Star Business Awards. It’s particularly great to be rewarded in this local context as ReFood is dedicated to serving businesses within a 50 mile radius of the plant inDoncasterand with sustainability and recycling high on many businesses agendas it’s an increasingly competitive category. The work that has been done at ReFood truly is leading edge and is expected to act as a model for best-in-class food recycling nationwide.”

ReFood Doncaster is now serving a large range of local businesses, such as schools, shops and attractions.

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