Every day, restaurants create large amounts of food waste that needs to be disposed of. In fact, experts estimate that, on average, around a half-pound of food is wasted per restaurant meal. This presents a challenge for businesses that not only have to find space and resources to dispose of their waste but must also adhere to environmental regulations.
Fortunately, Syker Systems has developed a solution in the form of aerobic digesters. These machines are revolutionizing how restaurants deal with food waste by reducing the amount of space, money, and time needed for disposal and eliminating the need for multiple collection services. Let’s take a look at how Syker System’s aerobic digesters work and how they’re changing the food service industry – one machine at a time.
How Aerobic Digesters Work
Aerobic digesters use microbes to break down organic material in a process known as aerobic digestion. The process begins with the food being placed into the Syker System machine, where oxygen in the tank creates an aerobic (oxygen-rich) environment perfect for digestion of food waste. The bacteria and enzymes feed on the organic material in the container and convert it into gray water. Thus, the only byproduct that you need to deal with is water, which can simply be discharged into a regular sewage system.
Transforming the Food Industry with Aerobic Digestion
With an aerobic digester, restaurants no longer have to rely on several different collection services or large storage facilities in order to manage their food waste. All they need is one machine!
The primary benefit of a Syker System is cost savings. With a machine on-site, you no longer have to pay for transportation or landfill costs. Aerobic digesters drastically reduce the amount of time it takes to dispose of food waste, from days or weeks to a mere 24 hours. This means that your employees need less time to deal with food waste – and restaurant owners can spend more time focusing on their business rather than worrying about how to handle wasted food.
Another significant benefit of using an aerobic digester for restaurants is that it reduces the amount of space needed for disposal. Our aerobic digesters can process up to 617 pounds of food waste in 24 hours, meaning that it takes up significantly less room than other methods of disposing of food waste.
Finally, a Syker System helps reduce your impacts on the environment. Food waste that ends up in landfills releases large amounts of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. By ensuring your food waste doesn’t end up in landfills, you help reduce global warming.
Leading the Way to Sustainable Food Waste Solutions
Food waste is a major problem for restaurants and other businesses that generate large amounts of food. According to the USDA, over 133 billion pounds of food are wasted in the United States alone each year. Around 40% of this wasted food comes from restaurants and grocery stores. This waste not only takes a toll on our environment, but it also costs businesses money—lots of money.
With aerobic digesters, restaurants no longer have to find complicated or expensive ways to deal with huge amounts of food waste. Not only is this beneficial to the restaurant’s financial success, but it’s also a way to make the restaurant industry more eco-friendly.