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"Getting food from the farm to our fork eats up 10 percent of the total U.S. energy budget, uses 50 percent of U.S. land, and swallows 80 percent of all freshwater consumed in the United States. Yet, 40 percent of food in the United States today goes uneaten. This not only means that Americans are throwing out the equivalent of $165 billion each year, but also that the uneaten food ends up rotting in landfills as the single largest component of U.S. municipal solid waste where it accounts for almost 25 percent of U.S. methane emissions."

Natural Resources Defense Council NRDC Issue Paper August 2012 IP:12-06-B

 

OWARECO: In The News

OWARECO's New Dehydration Technology Offers Superior Food Waste Solutions



Introducing the Ultimate Appliance . . .

(See OWARECO ad on page 54)

Restaurants, food service operations and municipalities can dramatically reduce and divert their volume of food waste, typically destined for landfills, by up to 90% using the innovative Ecovim™ dehydrator technology. Ecovim™ on-site, NET-Zero food waste management systems reduce the costs and carbon footprint of managing food waste and help these institutions achieve their environmental and sustainability goals. This ultimate appliance helps reduce cost, reuse waste, and restore the environment!

Westchester County and OWARECO Pilot Food Waste Reduction Project

  1. WVOX-radio 1460am interview with Dr. Woodbine
    August 21, 2013
  2. WCBS News - Stories from Main Street: Express Composting Being Tested in Vallhalla.
  3. WCBS 880 reported Sean Adams
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Landfill

Effects of Food Waste in Landfills

  • Third largest component by weight
  • 475 lbs produced annually per individual (70+ million tons/year)
  • Sanitation issues: vermin, odor, liquids, leaching
  • Landfills generate an estimated 34% of the methane gases released in the US
  • Methane gas generated is 20-25x more potent than CO2
  • Pick up & transfer to landfills yields a high carbon footprint, congestion, gas consumption
Composting

OWARECO Solutions

Composting is an excellent way to utilize food waste but the problem is time. It takes weeks or months to properly compost food waste and it takes space and labor to correctly process this waste.

OWARECO, LLC provides on-site, innovative organic waste reduction and conversion technology which dehydrates this food waste in hours. The reduction in volume can be as high as 90%, leaving only 10% of the original mass processed. The output product is a bio-sterile, highly concentrated organic soil amendment which can be used in the landscape or garden. The only other by-product is reclaimable, potable water.

OWARECO's Zero Waste Solutions help businesses and organizations meet city, state, federal and corporate diversion goals. If your business is interested in taking the lead toward a sustainable future by Reducing costs, Reusing food waste and Restoring the environment, OWARECO, LLC will design a solution to meet your goals. From cafes and coffeehouses to any large commercial food operation, OWARECO can meet your food waste processing requirements.

Food Waste Beneifts

The Benefits

Financial

  • Reduce organic food waste by 75-90%
  • Convert organic food waste into re-usable by-products (potable water & soil amendment)
  • Soil amendment is potential profit center
  • Reduce waste hauling & trash can liner fees
  • Reduce dumpster rental fees
  • Effectively control food odors and pests
  • No fresh water or enzymes required to operate
  • Onsite management and control

Operational

  • Minimal installation (no venting or plumbing)
  • Small footprint
  • Minimal energy usage
  • Easy and safe to operate
  • Conversion cycle completed in 6 – 23 hours

Environmental

  • No green house gas emissions
  • No environmental damage from TSS or BOD