In response to the Climate and Ecological Emergency, the Trust, Parish Council and other pro-active voluntary groups are working together to reduce Moreton’s carbon emissions and create a more sustainable community. On this page, you will find our monthly Green Tip in partnership with the Parish Council, a downloadable local carbon calculator, our new Carbon Plan for Moreton and other environmental actions we are involved in.
GREEN TIP OF THE MONTH working together with MORETONHAMPSTEAD PARISH COUNCIL
Convert your food waste into green electricity !
Although the best thing that can happen to the food we buy or grow is for us to eat it all, inevitably there will be some food waste, such as peelings, banana skins, tea bags etc. If you can’t compost this yourself, then putting it in your food caddy for collection has a double benefit – firstly, it avoids it going into landfill where it will release harmful methane gas as it decomposes and secondly, Teignbridge takes food waste to an anaerobic digestion facility in Devon where it is converted into electricity and a fertiliser. Any plastic bags which can be used to line the bins are filtered from the process and sent to an energy from waste facility.
Don’t forget, though, that we should all do all we can to reduce food waste. If we all stopped wasting the food which could have been eaten, it would have the same CO2 impact as taking 1 in 4 cars off UK roads.
For more information visit How is food waste recycled? | Recycle Now
If you would like to measure your carbon footprint, more accurately based on your local activities you can download our Moreton and Area Carbon Calculator below.