Anaerobic digestion trade body reacts to stories about Net Zero goals review by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak

Charlotte Morton OBE, Chief Executive of the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) has commented on news stories relating to the UK Government’s review of its Net Zero commitments.

She said:

We are very concerned to hear about the impending UK Government’s review of its Net Zero ambitions. We await the Prime Minister’s official announcement with some trepidation in the hope that the urgent need to implement separate food waste collections – which has already been subjected to numerous delays – will not be adversely affected.

Mandatory separate food waste collections by Local Authorities across England will be crucial in helping deliver the full potential of anaerobic digestion to provide both energy and food security to the country, and we hope that the Government will not further hamper their implementation. Separate food waste collections also importantly help reduce food waste and encourage redistribution, therefore helping households save money, which is so important at this time of high cost of living. It would make no sense to delay any longer.