Food waste recycling company and sustainability pioneers, Warrens Group, a third generation, 70-year-old family business operating in the North East Region of the UK, has grown from humble beginnings to become one of the region's foremost providers of agricultural and food waste recycling services. In recent years, Warrens have forged a place for themselves at the forefront of the industry, culminating in the launch of Warrens Emerald Biogas - the region's first foodwaste anaerobic digestion facility, built in 2012. The company currently collects and recycles over 115,000 tonnes of food waste to generate over 100 million kWh of clean, green energy every year - enough to power 19,000 homes.
Organics Recycling News
Biosolids and organics solutions provider, Lystek International, based out of Cambridge, Ontario, is excited to announce that it has successfully commissioned another installment of its low temperature Thermal Hydrolysis Process (Lystek THP) at the City of St. Cloud, Minnesota, as part of the city's Nutrient Recovery and Reuse (NR2) Project. The model project was partially funded through a Point Source Implementation Grant made possible by the Minnesota Clean Water Legacy Act. The Lystek system is a key component of the project as it facilitates the recovery of valuable organic matter and nutrients from the city's wastewater biosolids to create LysteGro® a high value, Class A quality biofertilizer product that will be utilized in the local, agricultural market.
Werner Doppstadt Umwelttechnik GmbH & Co. KG (WDU) has implemented a new management structure, bringing the comprehensive restructuring process within the Group to a close. Over the summer, Doppstadt has "set sail for the future" by adjusting its organizational structures and portfolio to the global demands in the recycling markets. The result is a worldwide network of sales and service partners, competence centers for securing innovation and a managing board with the ability to act quickly and efficiently.
McCloskey has taken the next big step in its industry leading designs by adding the groundbreaking new All-Terrain Stackers to its line-up. Blending the benefits of onsite track mobility with the high productivity of a radial conveyor, the All-Terrain Stackers allow the conveyor to switch from track mode to radial in seconds.
Toter has introduced two new carts to its full line of organics carts, containers and bins, designed specifically for commercial applications. The new carts include a 32-gallon organics caster cart and a 32-gallon organics two-wheel cart, both featuring rotationally molded lids and combining strength and maneuverability. According to Toter, the new carts were developed in response to customer demand for a broader range of organics options for commercial use.
Micron Waste Technologies Inc., a leading developer of waste digesters for food and cannabis waste, has reported positive results from the optimization of the Cannavore cannabis waste processing units with Aurora Cannabis Inc. The Company will now optimize the technology for sub-zero operations, as well as add computerized remote operating capabilities, following which Micron will commence to offer the units commercially.
Kinshofer offers its D-Series grapples with a new light, compact and flexible shell, ideal for sorting and demolition. The attachments feature 360-degree endless rotation for precise positioning to give construction, demolition and recycling contractors optimal control when grabbing materials. D-series grapples are available for 4,400-pound (2-ton) to 176,000-pound (80-ton) excavators.
Rotochopper's annual Demo Day 2018, Mission: Possible, is set for this September 13, 2018, in St. Martin, Minnesota. This year's Demo Day will feature the latest innovations that Rotochopper has to offer, including the recently launched, B-66 L Series, and is a chance to see all the company's latest machines in action.
Micron Waste Technologies Inc., a leading developer of aerobic digester solutions for the treatment of organic food and cannabis waste, announced that "The Cannavore" is the name that has won the company's Cannabis Waste Digester Naming Contest.
A new report issued by the Solid Waste Association of North America's (SWANA)Applied Research Foundation (ARF) documents the collection of yard waste, analyzing schedules, processes, and costs, while looking for opportunities to improve efficiency and mitigate risks.
In 2008 GreenWaste Recovery, Inc. (GWR) was awarded SWANA's Gold Award for Recycling Excellence for the company's Mixed Waste Material Recovery Facility (MRF). The system, built by Bulk Handling Systems (BHS), was among the first of its kind in the United States and has been a showcase for diversion and recycling excellence over its lifetime. Now, more than a decade later, a BHS overhaul has more than doubled the system's throughput and added significant technology to boost recovery, product quality and level of automation.
Designed to be compact, robust, powerful and efficient, Vecoplan's new VEZ 3200 (refuse-derived fuel shredder) is a powerful single-shaft pre-shredder with high throughput capacity. It is ideally suited for the manufacture of refuse-derived fuels from production and sorting waste, packaging material and the high-calorific fraction of domestic and commercial waste for use as an energy source in cement works and power stations.
Corporate campuses that house their own cafeterias need to deal with large volumes of discarded food; with that comes the challenge of how to store large volumes of bulky, heavy waste for disposal. Many corporations today are turning to volume reduction strategies using industrial shredders to cut organics to a particle size that can more efficiently be stored on site until it can be picked up.
With all the current focus on scrap import restrictions in China, as well as NAFTA negotiations between the U.S. and Canada which could have long-term effects on trade in steel, aluminum and a range of other goods and commodities, it is easy to forget about some of the other ongoing challenges affecting the recycling and waste management sector.
Food waste continues to be a huge challenge in Canada, according to the March 2018 report of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC). According to the CEC report, 396 kilograms of food is lost or wasted per capita each year across the food supply chain in Canada. Longer-term solutions will need to involve legislative and behavioural changes - for industry and consumers. But what can be done about the problem right now?
Sometimes when in the grocery store lineup waiting to check out, I look at my fellow shoppers, their filled carts, and wonder about our collective presumption that there will always be enough food to buy. Not whether we have the money to buy it, but rather will there be enough food, along with the variety and freshness, that we in the first world have come to expect?
Cliff Walkington is General Manager of Hammond Farms, where he's been for 22 years. He took over from Lee Hammond Sr., whose son Lee Hammond Jr., the current assistant general manager, is now ready to take over the job. "I've been with the company since I was in school," says Hammond Jr. "I was bagging product when I was ten."
Two of Canada's largest food retailers have joined with local and provincial governments and agencies to launch a national Love Food Hate Waste campaign today, which aims to change Canadians' behaviours around food and dramatically reduce the significant amount of food wasted across the country every day.
Despite the rain, the second annual food rescue event, Feeding the 5000 (F5KYYC), was a huge success thanks to community partners and supporters. F5KYYC provided a free lunch to Calgarians on June 14 while teaching attendees about food waste. The event served 7500 portions of food and saved over 700 kg of food from the landfill.