According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, between 30 and 40 percent of the food supply in the United States is wasted. Hotels and restaurants are taking initiatives to battle this waste.
To reduce the organic waste load on wastewater treatment plants, many cities are actively discouraging homeowners from using in-sink waste food disposal. How does the LFC® biodigester factor into this equation? This article takes a closer look.
Power Knot’s LFC biodigester machines convert everything from banana peels to meat into environmentally safe wastewater through a chemical-free process.
Available in Canada and manufactured by Power Knot LLC, the LFC-70 biodigester turns between 70 and 125 kg (150 to 280 lbs) of food waste per day into drain-safe “grey” water — noiselessly, safely and odor-free.
The biodigester turns between 150-280 pounds of food waste per day into drain-safe “grey” water. Not having to store food waste until trash collection avoids attracting vermin or exposing customers to unpleasant smells.
La Moneda, one of Chile’s most prestigious government buildings, is now processing waste food onsite—diverting it from nearby landfills—to reduce carbon emissions.
Hertfordshire’s Ye Olde Fighting Cocks pub turns food waste into drain-safe wastewater in 24 hours with new biodigester in anticipation of tighter waste regulations.
“Commercial waste will eventually be regulated in the UK, so we’re starting now,” Tafelli says. “Other pubs have already been looking at our LFC because everyone knows the regs are on the horizon.”
Decision-makers hope to raise awareness, ‘drive sustainability initiatives that can be modeled in other Latin American countries.’