We are pleased to announce that from the 10th of September we have started a 6 month food waste trial in the following buildings; Darwin, Rutherford, Eliot, Gulbenkian, Keynes and Woodys in the catering outlets. The teams will be using the food waste bins for food preperation scraps, leftovers from meals and out of date food.
All of this waste is being collected and taken to the ReFood Dagenham Anaerobic Digestion site, there is an 8 step process in which energy is captured and bio-fertiliser is produced. For more informaiton please visit: www.refood.co.uk/the-process/anaerobic-digestion/
We have also purchased a small composter on site which is located at the Kent Community Oasis Garden, for more updates on when this will be available to use please visit our Sustainability pages.
In partnership with Kent Union we have created Stuff (Student Foodbank and Freecycle) if you have any food items, kitchenware or homeware that you would like to donate please visit www.kentunion.co.uk/stuff for more information on donation days, please bring along any tinned or dried food - even in half-used packets - and anything else still in date from salt, herbs and spices to tea and coffee. We will then be holding a pop up event at the start of each term for you to come and collect items! To keep up to date on pop up events, donation events and how the scheme is going please follow us on our social media pages.
If you would like to help with our food bank collections by volunteering during one of our drives please contact Kent Union on how to get involved.