The LFC-100 biodigester at Runnymede Healthcare Centre decomposes about 110 kg (242 lb) of waste food a day into drain-safe ‘grey water’. “Our food service staff puts food waste into the unit from eight in the morning until 7:45 in the evening. The machine works around the clock.”
“Previously, we collected and wrapped outdated and damaged produce on pallets, stored it in the warehouse refrigerator, and shipped it weekly to a solids composting facility, at significant cost. Our LFC eliminates these costs and frees up valuable refrigerator space.”
The liquid composter comes in several sizes that process 25 pounds to 2,000 pounds daily. It can digest what would be considered hard to break down foods, such as lobster shells, fish bones and pineapple skins.
“We are big on teaching values to the children,” said Natalie Barak, director of advancement. “They learn about environmental responsibility, and they see that we are actually doing something about it.”
Supplies organic produce from a 20,000 sq ft warehouse in Long Island City to stores, restaurants, caterers, bakeries, hotels, Ace Natural, a regional distributor of organic produce, switched from solid waste haulers to dispose of organic waste to an LFC Bio-Digester installed on their property.
Runnymede Healthcare Centre in Toronto, Ontario, installed an LFC Bio-digester in 2016 and has reduced the hospital’s environmental impact and operating costs as a result.
Southeast Green’s Beth Bond talks with Iain Milnes, founder and president of Power Knot, the leading provider of environmentally sound products that reduce costs and carbon footprint.
Municipalities and states are mandating that large producers of waste food must not send it to a landfill. The administration understands that waste food has the largest impact on the environment, and large corporations are already striving for zero waste (and finding value in the waste they can recycle). Power Knot president, Iain Milnes, discusses the movement underway in municipalities and states across the U.S. to reach zero waste.
A small, quiet machine tucked into a corner of the cafeteria at one Palm Beach Gardens school is accomplishing a mighty feat: converting 150 pounds of half-eaten sloppy Joes, pasta, potatoes and the like into usable water.