Government leaders today face the challenge of balancing sustainable economic growth with responsible environmental management. Organic waste can cause environmental harm and pose a public health risk.
Existing Municipal Waste Disposal Methods May Cause Harm
The discharge of water containing Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) into municipal sewers may contravene environmental protection regulations. Exposure to cannabinoid residues in aquatic environments as a result of untreated sewage or aging water treatment plants, where API removal efficiency is as low as 31%, increases the risk of bio-accumulation in aquatic species. Habitat degradation and contamination may also occur, resulting in alteration of the abundance and diversity of aquatic organisms.
Micron has developed a proprietary organic waste management system called the Organivore which processes organic waste directly on-site and converts the resulting waste water back into clean water. The treated water can be discharged directly into the sewer or recycled back into industrial or agricultural operations. Residual organic matter meets standards for Class A Biosolid classification and municipal sewage discharge standards.