Waste-disposal units designed to turn leftover food into electricity and fertiliser could be built around every town and city as part of a scheme being considered by ministers.
Most waste food in Britain, including 6.7million tonnes from households, is disposed of in landfill sites where it decomposes and contributes to greenhouse gas emissions. The average person throws away four times their own body weight in food each year.
Pressure on space means that the country is running out of suitable sites for landfill and, with punitive landfill taxes introduced to encourage alternatives, digesters are increasingly being seen as an environmentally friendly solution.
Don't these expert reporters know anything? - All that rotting food in landfill is capped and the methane (70% or more of it) is captured and used for electricity already - and we are not running out of landfill space, the punitive taxes aren't to there to prevent the UK overflowing, they are there because the EU demands them.
And don't even mention the banning of swill feeding which turned waste food in bacon, a nobler mission it is harder to imagine.
And because of numpty reporters, who should be investigating and challenging the press releases instead of just parroting them, the ratchet of greenism clicks another notch and we will have slop buckets and council slop bucket inspectors in every kitchen.