Authorities are now looking, as has happened in France and various States in the USA, to ban food waste from landfill. What will be your strategy going forward?
Waste management costs are exceeding inflation due to three key factors: (a) gate fees increase as landfills near end of life, (b) labour costs increase due to minimum wage legislation, (c) machinery costs are increasing exponentially as the South African Rand weakens against major currencies.
Just when we think that nothing will go wrong, something always does. Food waste rots. And when it does it smells, and attracts flies and rats. So when there is a labour strike, or a road becomes unusable or there is a breakdown, what will happen to your food waste?
The lodge/resort industry relies on a pristine environment. Guests are now asking tougher questions: what is happening with your waste? What is your environmental policy? Food waste recycling can be one pillar of a responsible environmental policy.
Food waste when not properly managed or dumped into a food pit attracts animals. The animals, a baboon or a honey badger or a hyaena, can become dependant on this waste but also can be sickened by the pathogens growing on this waste.
Not all scavengers are cute and cuddly. Animals roaming a lodge or resort represent a safety risk. They can bite. And often they do!
Bokashi composting is great for small commercial kitchens and canteens generating volumes up to 1,500kg per month.
Available in 50L or 100L bins the bokashi fermentation keeps your kitchen clean, vermin and odour free.
In addition to commercial sites in South Africa, Earth Cyclers have been installed in Botswana (Chobe, Okavango), Zambia and Mozambique. A brochure is available here.