One of our focal areas over the years has been improving how we handle the disposal of food waste. Almost from the start of our operations, before composting became common, we worked with local farmers to divert some of our food waste where it could be used in their operations. Then, several years ago we started separating out all food and related waste for composting. While a decent solution, industrial composting still has its drawbacks, not the least of which are the environmental impacts from the transportation of compostable materials, the process itself and the limited uses for such compost.
Not being satisfied, we continued to look for better options. We are extremely proud that in 2019 we invested in an entirely new approach to the issue of food waste by installing an ORCA food waste recycling system. ORCA technology mimics a natural digestion process by creating the perfect thermophilic biological environment for microorganisms to digest food waste into a liquid. Essentially, ORCA takes the trucks out of the system while significantly reducing the carbon dioxide and methane generated by traditional landfill or even composting methods. For more details see Feed The Orca
For more details about our environmental sustainability initiatives, please don’t hesitate to contact us firstname.lastname@example.org .