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The Slop Bucket – 21st Century or back to the Roman Empire??

In Drink & Food, General Life on July 4, 2011 at 5:00 pm

So lets dive right into this a good idea or bad? Well I think its a great idea I`ve been using what they call a Slop Bucket for about 2 years in my house hold where any scraps are put in a separate bin.

Critics are saying it is un-hygienic and will be smelly. There will be problem for place like high -rise buildings. Being able to store all this wasted food. I on the other hand think they don’t smell at all and all that waste would be picked up once a week. This will help in separation of waste for recycling. It will help families to see how much food they waste in an ever more demanding world.
http://www.foodawarecic.org.uk
Every  year 18 million tonnes of edible food end up in landfill.
• Approx 1/3 from producers/ supply chain, 1/3 from retail and 1/3 from households
• Annual value: £23 BILLION [and rising rapidly due to soaring prices]
• Massive environmental damage and landfill costs to dispose
• Many people, groups and families on low incomes/ poverty unable to afford “healthy” foods [and rising rapidly due to soaring prices/ fuel costs etc]
•  “Food Poverty” and widespread poor health resulting – contributing dually in mal-nutrition and obesity levels
• Disposal costs to business passed on to consumers in higher prices, landfill costs in local taxes – less income
With people out there surviving on a loaf a bread a week, and  we are throwing away tons upon tons of good food, it will hopefully open people eyes. We are  a spoilt nation its time we started saving our waste. This is a good move by the government.

In my experience I have never had a problem with my food waste bin never smells or attracts rodents and such and I empty it every week or so. People say it un-hygienic well it will only become that if you don’t often change the bin liner or wash the bin, hell it doesn’t even need to be a big industrial bin.
What does interest me though is how they will look? How will the government pay for them or do we have to provide them our-selves?
What do you think what your view on this government move?

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