Education and resources

Please get in touch if you are interested in receiving information about food waste recycling and anaerobic digestion, or would like a member of the Tamar Energy team to come to your school, group or event.

We regularly visit primary and secondary schools to talk about food waste recycling, anaerobic digestion and renewable energy. Currently we are developing our resources to support different curriculum stages.

We hope the information below is useful. Please get in touch if you would like a member of the Tamar Energy team to come to your school or event, or are interested in receiving information about food waste recycling and anaerobic digestion. 

Useful reports

Useful links
  • Government / regulatory information The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) works to make sure the UK has secure, clean, affordable energy supplies and promote international action to mitigate climate change. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) encourages a more sustainable approach to the use of materials and management of waste throughout society. The Government has set out its policies and a series of actions designed to help move towards a zero waste economy in England, and alongside this, published an Anaerobic Digestion Strategy and Action Plan. Environment Agency has the principal aims of protecting and improving the environment, and to promote sustainable development. It plays a central role in how to deal with waste legally. Biogas Information portal – the official portal for those interested in AD and Biogas. The content is produced by NNFCC on behalf of DEFA and DECC. 

  • Trade associations Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) is the professional body which represents waste and resource professionals working in the sustainable waste and resource management sectors worldwide. Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) is a not-for-profit organisation representing businesses in the anaerobic digestion sector, to help remove the barriers to growth currently faced by the industry and to promote the benefits of AD to the UK.  Renewable Energy Association (REA) represents renewable energy producers and promotes the use of all forms of renewable energy in the UK. The REA endeavours to achieve the right regulatory framework for renewables to deliver an increasing contribution to the UK's electricity, heat and transport needs. National Farmers' Union (NFU) is the largest farming organisation in the UK, championing British farming and providing professional representation and services to its Farmer and Grower members.

  • Other useful sources A recycling and waste management news and information site for councils, industry and the third sector.  WRAP helps people recycle more and waste less, both at home and at work. They work with a wide range of partners, from major UK businesses, trade bodies and local authorities through to individuals looking for practical advice. Hints and tips about how to reduce food waste from WRAP. Love Food Hate Waste – Developed by WRAP, Love Food Hate Waste aims to raise awareness of the need to reduce food waste and offers practical, everyday ways in which everyone can contribute. Fareshare is a food redistribution charity, ‘tackling hunger, fighting food waste’, that aims to get surplus food that is fit for consumption to the needy and vulnerable.

The anaerobic digestion cycle

The UK's annual food waste

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