ECO-FRIENDLY Warwickshire County Council has scooped an award for food waste recycling.
The authority won a Green Apple Environment Award for their Grey to Green food waste recycling scheme which competed against more than 500 other nominations from companies, councils and communities. The Green Apple Awards began have become established as the country’s major recognition for environmental endeavour.
County environment spokesman Jeff Clarke said: “We are thrilled and delighted to receive international recognition for Grey to Green which has already seen a 71 per cent increase in food waste capture rates, plus annual CO2 equivalent savings of around 3,000 tonnes.
“Encouraging residents to put their food waste in their green wheeled bin instead of their dustbin is also generating huge savings in disposal costs – with the potential to save another £1 million a year.”