Originally posted on The Borrowers:

Can you believe only 13% of English households separate their food waste?  The rest gets sent to landfill!  What a criminal waste that is.  It’s a renewable source of power which could heat millions of homes – why are we chucking it all away?!!

A clever little process known as anaerobic digestion could create enough biogas (which is good gas) from green waste and purpose-grown crops to power more than 2.5 million UK homes by 2020, according to a study by Centre Forum.  A brilliant video from www.recyclenow.com shows us how.  (Look at me inserting videos into my new blog site!!)

However, clever little process aside, what’s even more criminal than only 13% of homes recycling their food waste, is that here in the UK, 2 children in every class, that’s around a million kids, are only getting 10 meals a week instead of the 21 they need to stay…

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About Salman Zafar

Salman Zafar is a renowned expert in waste management, renewable energy and sustainable development. He is the Founder of EcoMENA, a Doha-based organization meant to promote sustainable development and create environmental awareness in MENA countries. Salman possesses Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from Aligarh Muslim University (Aligarh, India) and has successfully accomplished a wide range of projects, mainly in the areas of biogas technology, biomass energy, waste-to-energy and solid waste management. Salman is proactively engaged in creating mass awareness on clean energy technologies and waste management systems through his websites, blogs and articles. He has participated in various international conferences as session chair, keynote speaker and panelist. Salman is a prolific writer and has authored numerous articles in reputed journals, magazines and newsletters on renewable energy and environmental issues. He is based in India and can be reached at salman@bioenergyconsult.com or salman@ecomena.org

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