Bristol’s ‘poo bus’

Britain’s first bus to be powered by human and food waste has taken to the roads.

The 40-seat Bio-Bus, nicknamed “the number two”, will transport people between Bath and Bristol Airport.

The biomethane gas it runs on is produced at a sewage treatment works at Avonmouth.

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Bristol cafe serves waste food from skips

A cafe has opened in Bristol serving food past its sell-by date taken from supermarket skips and restaurants.

Skipchen is being run as a not-for-profit cafe in Stokes Croft by campaigners highlighting the amount of edible food that is thrown away.

Cafe manager Sam Joseph said: “We see them do it and get the food out and into a refrigerator straight away.”

The menu, which changes daily, has so far included lobster, gorgonzola omelettes and seafood platters.

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