FOOD waste recycler Andigestion has featured in BBC TV’s Inside the Factory, following the programme’s visit to Cornish pasty manufacturer Ginsters.
Foodie hero and TV presenter Gregg Wallace followed production of the famous snacks at the company’s factory in Callington, Cornwall, which manufactures a whopping 180,000 pasties a day. Meanwhile, co-presenter Cherry Healy met up with Dave Atkins, plant manager at Andigestion’s Holsworthy anaerobic digestion site just over the border in Devon, to learn more about transforming food waste into electricity.
“We were delighted to welcome Cherry and the team to the site for filming; she was very interested in the process and it was a pleasure showing her around,” said Dave.
Andigestion’s Holsworthy recycling plant near Bude recycles up to 76,000 tonnes of the south west’s household and commercial food waste each year. Through its anaerobic digestion process, the plant produces 70MWhr of electricity per day – enough to power 6,000 homes. The by-product of the process – a mineral-rich, liquid fertiliser – is used by local farmers as a sustainable alternative to carbon-intensive chemical fertilisers.
Inside the Factory: Cornish Pasties is available on BBC iPlayer until 5 May.