Ferndale Foods in Erith, Kent produces innovative, high-quality ready meals for supermarkets, manufacturing some 15,000 tonnes of finished products from 200 product lines. In 2010, a drive to increase its recycling operations, improve its environmental impact and reduce costs, identified food waste as a key component in achieving these objectives.
In 2012, Ferndale Foods generated more than 400MWh of renewable energy by diverting its food through PDM Group’s biomass combustion process, producing nutrient rich fertiliser from the ash and displacing more than 250 tonnes of GHG. As a group, Oscar Mayer has seen similar benefits by sending food waste to AD across its other UK sites.
The FDF website has further case studies demonstrating manufacturers who have successfully achieved diversion of waste from landfill.45< Back