This Michelin Star restaurant recycles every scrap of food waste — here’s how

  • Indie Ecology converts food waste from restaurants across London into compost.
  • This compost is then used to grow fresh produce that is delivered regularly to the restaurants.
  • Pied à Terre recycles every scrap of food waste it makes through this system.

Indie Ecology works with 80 restaurants across London to reduce their food waste completely.

The company travels across London collecting each restaurant’s food waste on a regular basis. They convert this waste to compost, and then deliver fresh, organic vegetables grown in this compost.

The premise is simple, and for Michelin-Starred restaurants like Pied à Terre it offers a way to reduce food waste and try exciting new produce.

Indie Ecology uses a system known as the Bokashi method to decompose the waste.

The waste is mixed with a mixture of microorganisms and molasses, this mixture stops smells and helps decomposition.

All food waste can be converted to compost using this system; it works with fish, meat, and even oyster shells.

Over 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted each year. Indie Ecology is a small operation, but it hopes to change the way we think about our food waste.

Produced by Charlie Floyd