Food you chuck out with your general waste doesn’t harmlessly go back into the ground. It’s either burnt, which has an impact on the environment, or else it goes to landfill where it rots and creates harmful gases such as methane. But if you put it in your food caddy instead, as most people are now doing, it’s composted or turned into electricity.
Recycling food is as important as any other type of recycling, so whether it’s tea bags, potato peelings or banana skins, every last bit of unavoidable food waste belongs in your caddy.
So let’s make it the norm, the default – a non-negotiable part of being a Londoner: something you’d do as naturally as stand on the right and walk up the left of an Underground escalator.
Take a look here to find out if there is a food waste collection in your area.