VIDEO: Food Waste from COP21 Talks Used for Biogas Production

By Ben Messenger, Waste Management World.

When any large group comes together to work on a project on the scale of the recent COP21 climate talks held in Paris, they have to eat. Unfortunately the inevitable consequence of that is food waste. Voice of America has published a video looking at what happened to the huge quantities generated by delegates to the talks.

The 40,000 people attending the talks were fed by six restaurants. The result? Over one tonne of food waste to dispose of every day.

To process the food waste from the talks specialist firm Moulinot uses an anaerobic digestion facility to produce biogas for energy generation.