Veolia's response to the IMechE report on food waste

Following today's publication of a report on food waste by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, Richard Kirkman, Head of Design for Technology and Operations has commented:

“The IMechE report has put the spotlight on the levels of food waste globally and here in the UK it is estimated we throw away over 7 million tonnes of food every year.  Whilst minimising food waste must be the priority we believe what remains must be collected separately and treated responsibly.  Organic food waste can be transformed into energy, compost or fertiliser with consequent benefits for the environment and the future of sustainable cities.”