Finding ways to use every part of the food you buy is a challenge for any chef, and a strategic consideration for operators in the foodservice or hospitality industry. Food scraps are an inevitable result in any kitchen, but that doesn’t mean they have to be a regretful waste, particularly in countries where green bins aren’t part of the waste disposal process. That’s why, this week we’re highlighting an innovative product that has peaked the interest of businesses around the world!

Eco-wiz digestion and composting products

Eco-wiz is a Singapore-based manufacturer and distributor of food waste management products. The company produces new technologies for onsite digestion and composting of all food waste within 24 hours into crystal clear water or compost. The manufacturer’s flagship products are; the ecoDigester, which digests food waste into re-usable water; and the ecoComposter, which recycles food, turning it into compost.

The water produced by the ecoDigester, which isn’t drinkable, is odourless and colourless and can be used for domestic use, irrigation and all stages of industrial and production processes. Both systems can digest any kind of food scraps including vegetables, fruits, scraps, raw and cooked meat, fish, poultries and dairy products.

How is this possible you ask? Eco-wiz developed a way to increase the speed of natural decomposition by maintaining a controlled environment in which micro-organisms can safety decompose food waste at a faster rate than in natural conditions. You can read more about the biological process made by Eco-wiz online and download their product brochure here.

A product with global reach

Planet Inspired suggests that the ecoDigester produced by Eco-wiz can help deliver 267 litres of water per ton of organic material, providing recycled water in countries that lack it and a waste disposal method in industrialized countries where the system could be of great use in hotels, supermarkets, shopping centres, restaurants, clubs, ships, government agencies, and industry.

According to Earth 911, the company has installed decomposers at several hotels, including the InterContinnetal Singapore. The decomposer, which can stand alone without being connected to a drainage system or water supply, helps clients cut back on waste and save cash in the process. Renee Mison, founder of Eco-wiz says: “In Singapore, for every ton of waste you send to the landfill, you have to pay a rather high disposal fee. Our clients have found that they are getting savings of 70 percent on disposal fees after taking into account the purchase of the machine.”

Are you a hotel or foodservice operator in North America? Do you think that this product would be beneficial within the Canadian or American market? Let us know by leaving your thoughts below.

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