BioHitech helps Dunkin’ Donuts divert food waste from landfills
Eco-Safe Digester is innovative, data-driven solution for food waste disposal,
BioHiTech Global, Inc. (“BioHiTech”), a green technology company that provides an innovative data-driven solution for food waste disposal, has announced that its subsidiary, BioHitech America, LLC, is installing its innovative commercial food waste disposal solution to the second Dunkin’ Donuts location in New Jersey.
“As environmental concerns move up in the hierarchy of our corporate objectives, we understand the importance of reducing our carbon footprint,” said Bill Mulholland, franchisee owner of Dunkin’ Donuts, Haledon, New Jersey. “The convenience of having BioHitech’s solution located within the store provides a safer environment for our employees especially those working the night-shift.”
BioHitech America’s solution will divert all of the store’s coffee grounds and other food waste through their Eco-Safe Digester by converting the waste into grey water and safely transporting it through the standard sewer lines. There is not only less waste going to landfills, but each Dunkin’ Donuts location can save money in reduced hauling fees since there is less waste to be picked up, reduce labor costs from eliminating the repetitive trips to the dumpster, and reduce services associated with pest control.
“We are thrilled to be working with a brand such as Dunkin’ Donuts committed to managing and improving the footprint of their operations,” said Frank E. Celli, CEO of BioHitech America. “Most of our Eco-Safe Digesters, which are installed at more than 300 locations around the globe, are at larger facilities like supermarkets, hospitals, hotels, and stadiums. Dunkin’ Donuts is a great example of how our solution can be used in smaller applications. Our on-site aerobic digester is odorless and compact enough to fit neatly in a small area.”
As food waste and coffee grounds are added to the Eco-Safe Digester each increment is measured and tracked in real-time through the BioHitech Cloud. The BioHitech Cloud measures operation, economic, and environmental metrics allowing organizations like Dunkin’ Donuts to report their diversion numbers to their corporate office in support of their aggressive DD Green Achievement goals of building 100 sustainable restaurants by the end of 2016.
“We are thrilled to find a solution that will greatly reduce our impact on the environment and dispose of our coffee grounds and other organic waste in a more efficient and sustainable manner,” stated Adam S. Goldman, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee.
With the addition of the second franchised location, the first DD Green Elite location in New Jersey, stores that use the Eco-Safe Digester can potentially eliminate enough carbon emissions to serve an additional 1 million cups of coffee without impacting the environment.