The Northern Ireland (NI) dairy supply chain is playing its part in operating a circular economy model and ensuring that it minimises waste and makes the best use of the resources available.
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Information on the dairy supply chain sustainability and waste reduction efforts are contained in a recently published EU Sustainable Dairy Fact book, produced by the Dairy Council for NI, which outlines ways that Northern Ireland dairy processing businesses are continuing to invest in improving efficiency and making significant reductions in emissions.

The publication also puts a spotlight on the use of anaerobic digestion throughout the sector from the farm to factory, demonstrating how reducing waste throughout the entire dairy supply chain, and repurposing suitable waste as a feedstock for AD, is helping decarbonise the dairy sector further.

It includes case studies from three AD plants within the dairy supply chain: on a farm outside Ballymoney, at a dairy processing site in Newtownards and at a third-party service provider Granville Ecopark in Dungannon, all of which is creating renewable electricity, organic fertiliser and biomethane fuel from food waste.

A recent report released by the International Dairy Federation says that total dairy consumption globally will increase by 24 per cent by 2031, or an increase of 1.7 per cent per year.

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