How our food composters work
As the post-pandemic need for us to become more sustainable in our businesses, new technologies can assist us in making a difference for our planet while also saving money. BMD Food Composters can be part of that solution.
If food waste and/or compostable packaging is a problem you’re already dealing with, food composters may be a simple answer you’ve yet to discover. A food digester uses the natural breakdown of food waste by microbes. Full aerobic digestion breaks down food waste into carbon dioxide and water in a relatively short amount of time in an oxygenated environment. Our food composters try to replicate this process by turning food waste into a liquid effluent that can be deposited into current sewer systems – or stored to use as irrigation and/or fertilizer in the surrounds of the main facility.
All living species, including our bodies, follow the same laws that control this process. In fact, commercial aerobic digestion technology is sometimes referred to as a “mechanical stomach” since it closely resembles the human digestive process.
Food waste digestion aids in the management of organic waste where it is created. Choosing to treat your food (and later on, the compostable packaging waste on-site) can help you address some of the major food waste challenges, such as eliminating the need for waste to be trucked to a landfill.
Microorganisms efficiently degrade organic waste, and they do it significantly faster in our BMD machines than in breakdown in landfills, which are destructive to the environment.