Hertfordshire-based Waste2 Environmental Systems has presented a solution to food waste, using previously developed technologies to create a service that should help companies reduce waste removal costs. According to the company, the iD-R-250 Waste Management System uses aerobic and anaerobic digestion technology to unlock, release and remove the intrinsic water held in the fabric of food waste whilst consolidating the calorific content. “In essence, iD-R economically converts your food waste on-site into an odour free and stable stored energy form. There is no waste other than the ‘fertiliser’ known as digestate,” Richard Harland, Waste2ES’ managing director explained.
According to the company, while a typical grocery multiple can produce more than 5 tonnes of packaged food waste a day, the depackaging system by Waste2ES could lower the waste food removal costs to bring savings of GBP200.000 a year.
Waste2ES’ systems can be used across a range of business types: for establishments with high food waste such as farms, food processors, retailers, and large catering establishments. The systems are initially available in the UK, but the company has plans to expand to other markets.