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Vinay Jalla and Steve Yuill from Keenan Recycling with Libby . Editor of at the 2024 Awards ceremony

Keenan Recycling celebrates’s award win: Powering homes with banana peels

We are thrilled to announce that Keenan Recycling has been crowned the winner of the Organics & Food Waste Recycling Business of the Year category at the prestigious’s Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management 2024.

This recognition is a testament to our unwavering dedication to diverting food waste from landfills and transforming it into valuable resources. It’s a win not just for Keenan Recycling, but for the entire food waste recycling industry, showcasing the power of innovation in tackling environmental challenges.

Steve Yuill, BDM at Keenan Recycling, highlights the fascinating aspect of food waste conversion: “The whole process of converting food waste into energy is a fascinating thing. If you think about it, the food waste from the banana peels that you dispose of can actually power up your phone or the camera that you’re using, and just imagine that the tonnes of food waste that are converted into renewable energy can actually power up homes! That’s fascinating, isn’t it!”

This win celebrates not just Keenan Recycling, but the entire food waste recycling industry’s innovative approach to tackling environmental challenges. Food waste in landfills generates harmful methane, while diverting it provides valuable resources.

Vinay Jalla, Marketing Manager at Keenan Recycling, dedicates the award to the dedicated Keenan Recycling team: “We’d like to dedicate this award to the team who work hard 24/7 – firstly, our exceptional customer service team who work hard and more particularly our truck drivers who collect food waste day in and day out. We operate in the circular economy model where food waste is converted into electricity and energy – it’s a great effort from our team to save the planet.”

Why food waste recycling matters

Food waste is a global issue with significant environmental consequences. When food decomposes in landfills, it generates methane, a potent greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. Additionally, landfilling food waste squanders valuable resources and nutrients.

Keenan Recycling’s commitment to sustainable solutions

At Keenan Recycling, we’re passionate about finding innovative solutions to address food waste challenges. We offer a comprehensive range of services to businesses across the UK, helping them:

  • Reduce food waste at the source: We collaborate with businesses to implement strategies for minimising food waste generation.
  • Efficient food waste collection: Our specialised fleet ensures a reliable and hygienic food waste collection service.
  • Advanced food waste processing: We utilise state-of-the-art technology to transform food waste into renewable energy (biogas) or nutrient-rich compost.

Beyond the award: Our ongoing mission

Winning the award is a significant achievement, but it’s just the beginning. We remain steadfast in our commitment to:

  • Expanding our reach: We aim to make sustainable food waste management solutions accessible to businesses of all sizes across the UK.
  • Investing in innovation: We continue to explore cutting-edge technologies to optimise food waste processing and maximise environmental benefits.
  • Advocacy and education: We actively educate businesses and communities about the importance of food waste reduction and recycling.

Partnering for a greener future

This award acknowledges the combined efforts of our dedicated team, our loyal customers, and all stakeholders who share our vision of a sustainable future. Together, we can create a world where food waste is minimised, and resources are utilised responsibly.