13.01.16 The power of the Christmas sprout

christmas sprouts

Not everyone loves a brussel sprout (personally I can't get enough of them) and there's an awful lot of them that go to waste at Christmas. It has been estimated that more than 5 million Christmas puddings will also be binned this year. In fact your typical Christmas generates nearly a third more extra wasted food over the festive period. However, one specialist anaerobic digestion plant alone gathered together at least 150,000 tons of the stuff (the equivalent weight of over 83,000 Ford Mondeos) to generate cheap power for the National Grid between Christmas and New Year. So, for those of you who leave your sprouts on the plate, at least now you can say that some time soon someone, somewhere will benefit from them – and it won't be from wind power.

Source: Edie Newsroom – to read the complete Edie story please click here