Actions in the past year have led to significant reduction (65%) in material going to landfill and our overall food waste inventory has reduced by 49.8%. This has been mainly supported by improving our internal yields and material usage, as well as establishing stronger links with other elements of the overall supply chain.
We are now segregating our food waste to allow for dedicated collection to avoid landfill, and this will have a positive effect during our next 12-month reporting period. This separate food waste collection for canteen waste and ingredient wastage is being composted.
The relocation of our Primary processing, and installation of a new trade effluent system took place late in this reporting period (May 2020). The coming year will focus on maximising the benefit that this investment can realise, in further improving yields and reducing our food waste to sewer/wastewater treatment.
There has been a significant increase in the volume of by-product being sent for animal feed and fish oil processing. This has been offset by a reduction in by-product material being made available for human consumption. While this has had a positive impact in reducing our food waste volume, we will continue to explore options to increase the redistribution for human consumption during 2020/21.