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Thu 24th May
Yorkshire food manufacturing could be improved by harnessing waste products
Researchers have found that 300,000 tonnes of food manufacturing waste is discarded in Yorkshire and the Humber each year, much of which could be used to contribute to the sustainable manufacturing of a variety of products.

The Yorkshire and Humber region has one of the UK’s largest concentrations of food and drink manufacturers, with over 3,000 food and drink companies. Food waste, however, is a major global issue and it’s estimated that a third of all food produced globally is wasted. 

In a new report, led by BioVale in partnership with the University of York’s Management School and University subsidiary, the Biorenewable Development Centre (BDC) and Anthesis Ltd, researchers show that there are a number of opportunities to use the waste materials, called biowaste, to develop other products using more environmentally sustainable processes. 

The new project mapped the region’s food manufacturing waste and then suggested a number of ways to add value to some of the most plentiful waste materials. These include using poultry feathers as a source of compounds for the cosmetics industry and using egg shell waste to remove heavy metals from water, as well as using carrot waste as a source of food colourant. 

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