Food waste in the NHS

28th November 2016

This guide aims to help waste management companies understand how best to meet the food waste collection service requirements of NHS hospitals.

Key points:
There are around 2,300 hospitals in the UK
Around 0.5 kilograms of food waste is produced per patient per week
Most food waste is currently either disposed of mixed as part of the general waste stream, or macerated for disposal to sewer
There are a number of drivers encouraging the NHS to separate food waste for treatment

Overview

Overview

Research by WRAP indicates that there is a significant opportunity for waste management contractors to provide food waste collection services to the NHS.

This guide has been developed based on interviews with NHS hospitals with food waste collections and their waste management companies.

It aims to help waste management companies understand how best to meet the food waste collection service requirements of NHS hospitals.

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