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Forest of BowlandHere at The Recycle Works, we are extremely fortunate in that we are located on the door step of the Forest of Bowland ANOB – a real jewel, which as it is off the beaten track, is rarely visited by people from without the region! With its centre located at the centre of the United Kingdom, it is the place that the Queen has admitted she would like to retire to, should that ever happen. In fact, as the Duchy of Lancaster (and therefore the Crown) owns a considerable area of land in Bowland, she is a regular visitor to the area.

The Forest of Bowland is very active in developing sustainable tourism under the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas, and as part of a recent ‘Green Ideas Day’ organised by Lancashire County Council, our very own Simon was asked to do a presentation to a group of local businesses, including B+B’s and holiday lets etc on the benefits of using Bokashi composting for the disposal of food waste.

As many of the farmers in this very rural and somewhat isolated area have restricted access to the normal services available in urban areas, the disposal of food waste can be expensive.

As many of the farmers in this very rural and somewhat isolated area have restricted access to the normal services available in urban areas, the disposal of food waste can be expensive. Bokashi composting is an ideal solution for dealing with food waste in these circumstances, especially as because many of the B+B’s etc will have gardens where the can use their bokashi and hopefully produce wonderful vegetables etc to feed to their guests. This would be real recycling in operation!

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