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300,000 tonnes of food manufacturing waste is discarded in Yorkshire and the Humber every year, much of which could be used to supply sustainable manufacturing.

This was a key finding from our 2018 project to analyse regional opportunities for adding value to food waste. The project used data from publicly available and paid-for databases to map the region’s food manufacturing waste streams; the nature and scale of the biowastes being generated; and typical routes of disposal.

An interactive map of food waste generation in Yorkshire and the Humber is available to BioVale members in the members’ area of the website or on request from info@biovale.org. You can also download our two reports:

The project was delivered by BioVale, the University of York, the Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC) and sustainability consultants Anthesis.