food waste

Composting

Composting takes materials we often consider general waste and produces a material highly valuable for soil. What is composting?  Composting is the break down (decomposition) of organic material such as food and garden waste by microorganisms in the presence of oxygen, providing a nutrient-dense resource for enhancing soil quality. Why compost? It diverts food waste …

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Community composting with Minna Alanko-Falola

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Community composting with Minna Alanko-Falola
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Minna Alanko-Falola is the CEO and founder of Compost Works, a social enterprise facilitating community composting. Minna tells her story of building a business from her vision to divert food waste from the waste stream through composting, outlining its importance and successful implementation.

Toast Ale with Kristen Fuller

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Toast Ale with Kristen Fuller
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Kristen Fuller is the marketing and communications manager for Toast Ale. She tells us how Toast uses bread waste to make great tasting beer and their aims to generate big ideas and steer change to fix the food system through collaborations and partnerships. Click on the title for the show notes.

Food waste

What do we mean by food waste? Food waste refers to food discarded at the retail or consumer level of the food system, such as produce failing to meet size/shape standards required by retailers. Food loss occurs before the retail system, for example arising from inadequate storage or poor handling processes. When it comes to …

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Sustainable food systems with Joy Carey

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Sustainable food systems with Joy Carey
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Joy Carey is a Sustainable Food Systems Planning Consultant and founding director of the Bristol Food Network. She manages to deliver insight into a complex subject, gets you thinking about where your food comes from and what happens to waste, and offers a take-home message that is accessible to all. Click on the title for the show notes.