We are each currently wasting 100 kg of food, every year. Food waste that ends up in landfill is responsible for the production of methane, a toxic greenhouse gas, which is 21 times more powerful than carbon dioxide.
In an effort to reduce the amount of food waste going to landfill, Wiltshire Council has teamed up with Green Cone to offer subsidised food waste digesters to all Wiltshire's Residents.
They are offering two different types of food waste digesters:
The Green Cone that sits in a hole in a part the garden that receives full sunshine in Summer and Winter. This system does not produce compost.
The Green Johanna that is situated in the shade above ground and produces compost when garden waste is added to the mixture.
Both digesters are rat proof and take ALL cooked and uncooked food waste including meat, fish, bones, dairy products, vegetables and fruit.
You can judge which system is best for you and your family by watching the video here.
These digesters are each being sold by Wiltshire Council for around 20% of the normal price here.
If you don't have a garden, you can order an indoor Wormery here.
According to a survey conducted by Wiltshire Council in 2010, 77.4% of Marlborough residents said they were likely to use a waste food digester, compared with only 58.6% in Trowbridge!