Tidy Planet hits the BBC with inspiring food waste project in France

Article posted on 03.10.2019

You may or may not have seen that we were recently featured in a BBC News video for the work we’re carrying out with Paris-based social enterprise – and one of our French distributors – Les Alchimistes

Earlier in the year, our director James Tyler jetted off to Paris to meet with BBC journalist Dougal Shaw and the Les Alchimistes team, to take part in a video that captures our most recent project – composting food waste on an island in the middle of the River Seine!

Previously used for the storage of building materials and municipal vehicles, the site – known as the island of Saint-Denis – has now been transformed into a green hub. An initiative introduced by the French Government.

The island is home to our B1400 Rocket Composter – a machine which can process up to two tonnes of food and shredded wood wastes every day.

With over 900,000 tonnes of food waste being thrown away every year in Paris alone, we’re extremely passionate about harnessing the resource potential of this waste stream, as well as diverting it away from being landfilled. And our industrial composters help Les Alchimistes to do just this!

The video captures the entire waste-to-resource process – including the food waste collection by bicycle – and if you missed it, you can catch up on here!

If you’d like to find out more about our Rocket Composters, please get in touch with our friendly team of organic waste experts!

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