Food and organic waste management is a global issue. According to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year, approximately 1.3 billion tonnes, gets lost or wasted. In the United States 40% of all food, worth US$160 billion, is wasted each year. In Canada, about $30 billion worth of food is wasted every year.
Food waste in landfills generates methane gas, one of the most potent greenhouse gases contributing to climate change. Hundreds of municipalities in North America and around the world are enforcing new regulations for separate disposal of kitchen waste from regular waste.
Micron Waste Technologies has developed a green technology that manages food waste in the most efficient way, environmentally, and economically.
The United Nations estimates that one-third of all food produced globally is wasted. In the USA alone, over 40 billion pounds of food is thrown out of grocery stores every year —that’s about 10 percent of all food purchased in stores. Grocery stores spend thousands of dollars every month on logistic companies to haul away their waste on a daily basis.
Although cannabis is becoming legalized in more and more countries, significant overhead still exists for managing and disposing of waste generated from cultivation. Cannabis waste, either wet or dry, must be individually bagged, weighed, tagged, and supervised to proper destruction. Our Micron Waste Technology can process the waste directly onsite in a closed loop system and generate clean water for the grow operation.
The food and beverage industry generates a tremendous amount of food waste. However, due to space limitations and proximity to general consumers, food waste disposal can be problematic. Many hotels, sports stadiums, and restaurant chains have expressed high interest in pursuing onsite organic waste treatment as an alternative to the existing costly method of waste disposal.