A proportion of the proceeds of EMERGE Recycling are channelled back into the charity, where they are put to work to further support the wider community and our shared environment. In Manchester, the FareShare Greater Manchester operations are managed by EMERGE 3Rs, the parent charity of EMERGE Recycling. FareShare’s aims are completely in line with EMERGE’s core mission of reducing waste and carbon emissions and working for social good. The Manchester operation supports around 250 initiatives, and every 1kg of food saved from Anaerobic Digestion is equivalent to a 3.7kg CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) saving.
FareShare Greater Manchester operates with the generous support of many partners, including major supermarkets and fresh produce retailers, who donate surplus food to the charity on a regular basis. Due to a rising demand for its services, the Manchester operation is now planning to expand. Until relatively recently, in-date fresh food, with a short shelf life that was over-stocked by shops and supermarkets was destined for landfill sites, anaerobic digesters or incinerators, resulting in perfectly good in-date food being wasted and contributing to the planet’s carbon emissions. FareShare’s model is simple: instead of sending the surplus food to be disposed of, food retailers and suppliers donate the fresh goods to FareShare and the charity, will, in turn redistribute them to people in need.