Believe it or not, there is a growing problem with food waste in the Middle East. The volume of global food waste reached 931 million tons in 2019—40 million of which originated in the Arab world, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) said in a report earlier this month. It’s an understatement to say that’s a lot of waste. The report went on to say that private homes weren’t the lone culprit, and that there is waste up and down the supply chain. Food loss comes from homes, restaurants, and the food service industry.
Where Does the Food Go?
At wedding receptions, business seminars, and any other large gathering of people, there will be food service. Tables laden with food line massive halls for the attendees. Hungry or not, people will take something to eat and nibble on it. There is always a fear of running out of food, so more is made than could be eaten during the event. Some of it is saved and donated, but more of it is dumped into the trash, then into the dumpster. All that food finally ends up at a landfill. Mountains of food pile up, slowly transforming landscapes as it decomposes. Landfills are a biohazard filled with decay, rodents, and untold dangers.
Are There Other Options?
Yes, there are other options when disposing of food waste. Food waste digester machines are environmentally friendly machines that transform solid food waste into a safe gray water. Food decomposition machines like the LFC-25 Biodigester utilize a combination of engineering and microorganisms to break down solid food waste and transform it into water. The water is then safely deposited into the local sewer system. Using this revolutionary food digester means less food is going to the landfill, thus drastically reducing impact on the environment.
Power Knot has offices in locations around the world, including the Middle East and the USA. Call us with any questions or comments on your food waste digester machine.