How our food composters work
As the imperative to enhance sustainability within businesses gains momentum, emerging technologies offer avenues for positive planetary impact and cost savings. BMD Food Composters stand as a tangible contribution to this endeavor.
For those contending with the challenge of food waste and compostable packaging, food composters might hold the key solution yet to be explored. Leveraging natural microbial processes, a food digester facilitates the decomposition of food waste. Through complete aerobic digestion, food waste is transformed into carbon dioxide and water within an oxygen-rich environment, all in a relatively short timeframe. Our food composters aim to replicate this procedure, converting food waste into liquid effluent that can be introduced into existing sewer systems or retained for potential use as irrigation or fertilizer within the vicinity of the core facility.
This process is governed by universal principles applicable to all living species, including humans. In fact, commercial aerobic digestion technology is sometimes referred to as a “mechanical stomach” due to its close resemblance to the human digestive process.
The digestion of food waste offers a practical means of managing organic waste at its source. Opting to process your food waste (and subsequently, compostable packaging waste on-site) can effectively address major challenges associated with food waste management, notably reducing the need for waste transportation to landfills.
Microorganisms adeptly facilitate the breakdown of organic waste, and this degradation transpires notably faster within our BMD machines compared to traditional landfill breakdown, which carries adverse environmental implications.