Australian businesses produce 1.3 million tonnes of food waste each year. This also contributes to the estimated *global 8% Greenhouse gas emissions caused by food waste. These methane gas emissions, are 21 times more damaging than C02.
Governments around the world are responding with stricter legislations and policies that are driving businesses to reduce this waste. But how can we turn this waste into something useful?
FOOD WASTE TO GOOD WASTE
It is estimated that approximately 3.2 tonnes of landfill gas emissions are prevented for every two tonnes of food waste converted and diverted from landfill sites. The WasteMaster conversion process diverts putrescible food waste from landfill, from being flushed into the sewer system or incinerated, helping to reduce the future global burden of greenhouse gas emissions.
For every 500kg of food waste loaded into the system, WasteMaster outputs just 100kg of compost-like residual material which can be used for clean fuel for power generation through anaerobic digestion, and other purposes depending on the feed stock loaded.