Cycling students pick up residents' food waste
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The cycling Southampton students picking up food waste

A group of students has set up a food waste project using bicycles to collect residents' kitchen scraps.

The group is from the University of Southampton and says it is in a bid to tackle the lack of options in the city to sustainably dispose of food waste.

About 100 households have signed up and the waste is taken to a local community farm to be used as compost.

The students, who operate as a not-for-profit company, carry out three collections a week and have so far recycled more than a tonne of waste.

Video journalist: Charlie Edmonds.

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  • 02 Feb 2020