How our food composters work
As the need for us to become more sustainable in our businesses and daily lives becomes more obvious, there are several fantastic technologies that can assist us in making a difference for our planet while also saving money. Food composters can be part of this solution.
If food waste and/or compostable packaging is a problem you’re already dealing with or worried about it. Food composters may be the simple answer you’ve yet to discover. An food digester uses the natural breakdown of food waste by microbes. Full aerobic digestion would break down food waste into carbon dioxide and water in a relatively short amount of time in an oxygenated environment. Our food composters try to replicate this process by turning food waste – compostable packaging and PLA/PHA into a liquid effluent that can be deposited into current sewer systems – or stored to use as furtilizer.
All living species, including our own bodies, follow the same laws that control this process. In fact, commercial aerobic digestion technology is sometimes referred to as a “mechanical stomach” since it closely resembles the human digestive process.
Food waste digestion aids in the management of organic waste where it is created. Choosing to treat your food and compostable packaging waste on site can help you address some of the major food waste challenges, such as eliminating the need for waste to be trucked to a landfill.
Microorganisms efficiently degrade organic waste, and they do it significantly faster in our machine than natural breakdown. It’s also much less destructive to the environment.