Mechline launching new food waste programme at Waste-Works

Food waste

Mechline will be launching its new food waste programme to help foodservice operators reduce waste and increase profits at Waste-Works, the only waste and resource event dedicated to the food and drink industry, which will take place at the ExCeL Centre, London, from 22-25 March 2015.

Mechline, a manufacturer of specialist equipment for the foodservice industry, has extensively researched and developed this new programme to provide step by step help and guidance for operators to significantly reduce their food waste.  

The launch – another move by Mechline in the battle against food waste to landfill – is supported by the company’s flagship Waste²O end-of-life food waste bio-digester. The Waste²O will be showcased at the event together with its popular GreasePak bio-enzymatic commercial kitchen drain system that effectively combats the build-up of fats, oils and grease (FOG).

A pioneer in the field of site-based, end-of-life food waste disposal solutions, the company’s Waste²O food waste bio-digester has the capacity to efficiently dispose of up to 180kg of soft, organic food waste, converting it to water in under 24 hours.

Mechline’s food waste digester directly addresses the issues of ever-increasing transport and disposal costs by using bio-remediation technology to eliminate food solids safely on-site. The safe disposal of the waste water to drain allows local water treatment plants to reclaim the water and return it to the environment. The bacteria used in the system is regarded as safe worldwide. There are no harmful effects to drains or sewage systems. The formulation boosts the population of helpful bacteria in the system and could actually be beneficial further downstream.

“Mechline’s Waste²O uses naturally occurring micro-organisms to digest food waste rendering the resultant waste water output completely safe for drains.  It’s an innovative alternative to composting methods or macerating that deals with food waste leaving no solids to manage.  Waste²O allows operations to responsibly and economically dispose of their food waste with little impact on the environment,” said Mechline’s Business Development Director, Ian Cresswell.

“Rising transport and waste processing costs along with Government moves toward a reduction of waste to landfill means that food operations are looking long and hard at what they can do to revisit the waste hierarchy in order to comply with legislation and importantly reduce operating costs.”

The GreasePak bio-enzymatic system is a compact, easy-to-fit, effective solution that combats any build-up of FOG in kitchen drains and relies on the proven science of bio-remediation to support customers in meeting building regulation requirements and is the only system to achieve BBA accreditation. The simple dosing system introduces a hygienic and highly effective, multi-strain bio-fluid into the drains, which helps keep them free from blockages and the associated risk of back flow which could significantly affect a food service operation.

GreasePak delivers an effective means of grease removal in commercial kitchen drains in three easy steps: the unit dispenses a daily dose of bio-fluid into the drain; this specially formulated bio-fluid breaks down FOG; finally leaving drains clear, free-flowing and odour-free.