Representatives from various industries and agencies gathered in Charleston, South Carolina to learn more about the efforts undertaken to control food waste and options for food recovery. From composting to anaerobic digestion, municipalities and companies have implemented processes that reduce the intensity of their carbon footprint from food waste. Food rescue operations and food discard collection strategies were also discussed along with new regulations that have mandated regional cooperation to achieve zero food waste in landfills.
Ecoverse presented on the Tiger food waste de-packager, which separates almost all organic material from its packaging allowing for two recycling streams. Operators would then be able to use the organic discharge in anaerobic digestion or composting. The variable control allows for a wet or dry end product. For more information, visit the Tiger page by clicking here.
Alongside the Tiger, Ecoverse offers the Doppstadt BioPress, which like the Tiger separates the organic from non-organic fractions. The BioPress is excellent in a commingled yard waste application. To learn more about the BioPress, click here.
Food recovery is synonymous with energy and nutrient recovery. Through composting with the Harvest Quest MSAP® Process and Unique Microbial Treatment, operators have seen an end product that has revived soil in significant ways. The compost time is shortened, less required turns lead to less GHG release and odor into the air, and money is saved and made through the efficiency achieved. To learn more, discover the Harvest Quest page.