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Introduction to Teachers

Good food shouldn’t go to waste. It’s astonishing to think that over half of the world’s food never gets eaten. In the UK alone, we waste over 14 million tonnes of food every year. That’s equivalent to over 6 million apples, 9.8 million slices of bread and 700,000 eggs going into the ground every day. Worse still, burying food in landfill takes up valuable space and releases methane, which pollutes our air and the environment around us. And the UK’s waste mountain keeps on growing. By 2020 it is estimated that there will be simply no more space for landfill waste.

With the clock ticking, we believe that it’s time for a different approach, and that’s why we’ve created these lesson plans.

Who are ReFood

We’re ReFood, the UK’s number 1 food waste recycling specialists and we want to stop good food from going to landfill. We achieve this by turning food waste into green energy using a process called Anaerobic Digestion. This generates renewable energy and a nutrient-rich fertiliser that can be used to grow more food. However, we also want to reduce the amount of food the UK currently wastes. And that’s where we need your help.

How can you help

Our Vision 2020 initiative has a simple aim: to make zero food waste-to-landfill a reality by 2020. These lesson plans are part of this initiative and are designed to help you spread the message to your students about throwing away food waste. Created to inspire young minds, it encourages pupils to consider how they can help to reduce the amount of food that goes to landfill.

Ready to start

With landfill filling up every day, there’s no time to lose. So to help you set the scene, download our short film below. This gives your students a simple introduction to the recycling process and is a perfect way to start any lesson.

Thanks again for helping out. Together, we can make a real difference.

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