The Co-operative Group in the UK has decided to use food waste, which makes up 64 per cent of the total waste capacity generated from its 2800 stores to produce energy.
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It is rolling out a new recycling scheme, which aims to recycle, convert into energy or reuse more than 34,000 tonnes of food store waste every year. The waste will be used for anaerobic digestion to generate biogas.

David Roberts, Director of Trading Property at The Co-operative Food said: “The waste back-haul project is a win-win solution. It will not only divert all our food store waste away from landfill but will also convert it into a valuable resource, which we believe sets new standards in waste management.

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