Belinda Basson, Marketing and PR Manager, Green Eco Technologies. Mobile: 07740 576959, Email: belinda@greenecotec.com

Food waste conversion specialist Green Eco Technologies (GET) has appointed Rick Woods as its Global Chief Executive Officer, with immediate effect, to spearhead the next stage of the Company’s global growth.
Read Full PDF Article Here : Green Eco Technologies appoints Rick Woods as Global Chief Executive Officer

A Non-Executive Director with the Company since 2018, as CEO Rick will oversee the growth strategy for the GET group, which has offices in the UK and Australia and representation in the USA, the UAE and Spain.
Prior to joining Green Eco Technologies, Rick held the position of Executive Director with process re-engineering consultancy The Bevington Group, working with both large and small-sized companies across a diverse range of industries, to develop strategies for business growth and transformation.
A qualified mechanical engineer with experience in business development, strategy, operations and sales, Rick formerly worked for Energy Australia as Chief Transformation Officer. Prior to this he held the position of Group General Manager for Amcor’s fibre packaging business and spent 20 years with Shell International in its downstream oil business, latterly as Regional VP – Aviation for North America.

Commenting on his appointment Rick, said:
“I am delighted to be taking on the role of Global Chief Executive for Green Eco Technologies and am greatly looking forward to working with everyone in our team to deliver further success. “Green Eco Technologies’ unique WasteMaster food waste conversion system greatly reduces harmful health, safety and environmental impacts by diverting this waste from landfill while also recycling it as a valuable and useful resource. I am excited at the prospect of maximising our next stage of innovation and development to deliver our latest model to new customers across a wide range of market sectors as quickly as possible. “

Chairman of GET, Gordon Hoen, said:
“We are extremely fortunate to have the advantage of Rick’s extensive experience in leading operational and business growth, at this critical stage in our company’s development. “Rick has achieved great success in his former roles, and I am looking forward to seeing the benefits that his appointment and unique perspective will bring to grow our business and extend the adoption and introduction of our WasteMaster systems.”

About Green Eco Technologies (GET):
GET develops, supplies and manages innovative, safe, efficient, and environmentally beneficial, on-site solutions for the conversion and re-purposing of putrescible organic waste into reusable resources. With offices and manufacturing sited in the UK and Australia, as well as representation in the United States, the United Arab Emirates and Spain, GET supports customers to reduce the impact of food waste disposal both on their businesses and the Environment.

Editorial contact:
Belinda Basson,
Head of Brand Marketing and PR Manager
Green Eco Technologies.
Mobile: 07740 576959
Email: belinda@greenecotec.com

Green Eco Technologies
Unit A Birch Business Park
Whittle Lane
Heywood OL10 2SX
Tel: 0800 634 8644
Email: enquiries@greenecotec.com
www.greenecotec.com

Green Eco Technologies (GET) introduced the benefits of the innovative WasteMaster food waste conversion system to attendees of the Health Estates & Facilities Management Association, (HEFMA) Learning and Development Forum held at Doncaster Racecourse on 16 and 17 May.

Read Full PDF Article Here : Green Eco Technologies Health Estates & Facilities Management Association Review

The well-attended event comprised thought-provoking presentations, discussion sessions and an exhibition of the latest product innovations from healthcare suppliers.

Commenting on the event, Andrew Emery – Regional Sales Manager for GET, said: ‘The HEFMA Forum was an excellent opportunity to meet senior healthcare estates and facilities decision makers and we were delighted at the interest shown in our food waste disposal solution.

‘Visitors were very committed to reducing their food waste prior to consumption through better training and management, and re-purposing unavoidable food waste for future positive use such as the production of green energy. We were delighted with the conversations we had at the HEFMA event and look forward to continuing discussions with those we met.’

The WasteMaster system recycles and repurposes food and organic waste on site without adding water or any other additives during the process, providing a reduced-impact alternative to landfill-destined waste or processes requiring water and waste discharge to sewers and water courses.

With a range of options available for users with different food waste volume disposal requirements, the WasteMaster system can be easily installed on site as there is no need for either piped water or sewerage services, just an electrical connection and an air outlet.

About Green Eco Technologies (GET):
GET develops, supplies and manages innovative, safe, efficient, and environmentally beneficial, on-site solutions for the conversion and re-purposing of putrescible organic waste into reusable resources. With offices and manufacturing sited in the UK and Australia, as well as representation in the United States, the United Arab Emirates and Spain, GET supports customers to reduce the impact of food waste disposal both on their businesses and the Environment.

Editorial contact:
Belinda Basson,
Head of Brand Marketing and PR Manager
Green Eco Technologies.
Mobile: 07740 576959
Email: belinda@greenecotec.com

Green Eco Technologies
Unit A Birch Business Park
Whittle Lane
Heywood OL10 2SX
Tel: 0800 634 8644
Email: enquiries@greenecotec.com
www.greenecotec.com

Major health care provider, Kettering General Hospital, is using the WasteMaster on-site food waste conversion system to greatly reduce the impacts of its food waste.

Read Full PDF Article Here : Kettering General Hospital utilising Green Eco Technologies WasteMaster

WasteMaster accelerates the decomposition of food and organic waste, without the use of water or additives, reducing it by up to 80 per cent and converting it into an odourless, compost-like, high calorific-value residue in less than 24 hours, which will not be discharged into sewers or watercourses.

The hospital, which cares for over 371,000 patients a year, serving around 1500 meals daily to patients from Leicestershire and Northamptonshire, was keen to reduce both the burden of food waste on the Environment and the financial impact of this waste on the hospital. Since installation, Kettering General Hospital reports that in one year only, WasteMaster will have reduced the volume of the hospital’s food waste after processing by 50 tonnes and water consumption by 69,888 litres.

For every two tonnes of food waste fed into the machine and diverted from landfill, the WasteMaster prevents around 3.2 tonnes of landfill gas being produced. The much smaller quantity of residual material left after conversion can be used for green energy production through anaerobic digestion and other useful purposes depending on the feed stock.

The WasteMaster food waste conversion system was easily installed in a convenient area on site, without the need for plumbing or other services, just a three-phase power supply and an air outlet. The diagnostic reporting system also confirmed the actual volume of food waste being produced at the hospital and initial figures showed a 35% reduction in costs.

Kettering General Hospital’s Waste and Sustainability Manager estimates that the WasteMaster system has reduced the hospital’s water consumption by 11,650 litres over a three-month period and forecasts that savings of over £45,000 will be made in drain and sewage and other areas over the duration of the contract.

The Head of Facilities for Kettering General Hospital, Sue Landon, says: “Staff have reported that the machine is very simple to use, and has made them far more eco conscious. They are delighted to be involved in reducing food waste fed into drainage systems and landfill.”

WasteMaster is supplied as a managed service and the food waste processing cycle is remotely monitored continuously to ensure smooth-running performance. The system offers automatic bin loading to maximise health and safety and WasteMaster will both indicate when it is full and will unload automatically when the process has finished.

About Green Eco Technologies (GET):
GET develops, supplies and manages innovative, safe, efficient, and environmentally beneficial, on-site solutions for the conversion and re-purposing of putrescible organic waste into reusable resources. With offices and manufacturing sited in the UK and Australia, as well as representation in the United States, the United Arab Emirates and Spain, GET supports customers to reduce the impact of food waste disposal both on their businesses and the Environment.

Editorial contact:
Belinda Basson,
Head of Brand Marketing and PR Manager
Green Eco Technologies.
Mobile: 07740 576959
Email: belinda@greenecotec.com

Green Eco Technologies
Unit A Birch Business Park
Whittle Lane
Heywood OL10 2SX
Tel: 0800 634 8644
Email: enquiries@greenecotec.com
www.greenecotec.com

Green Eco Technologies, developers of the WasteMaster food waste conversion system for re-purposing and significantly reducing the volume of food waste, have announced a New York, US distributor relationship with Natural Upcycling (NU), upstate New York’s leading food waste collection company.

Read Full PDF Article Here : Green Eco Technologies partners with Natural Upcycling to tackle New York’s food waste burden

Natural Upcycling, based in Linwood, New York, with operations throughout New York state, has extensive experience in food waste collection for conversion into electricity through Anaerobic Digestion.

Developed for a wide range of organisations generating high volumes of food waste, such as hospitals, food manufacturers and processors, hotels, universities, long-term care institutions and hospitality providers, the WasteMaster conversion system re-purposes food and organic waste as reusable resources, on site, without adding anything during the process. At the end of the conversion cycle, food waste is reduced in volume by up to 80 per cent and has been transformed into a compost-like, odour-free residual material which will not attract insects or vermin in its dry state. By re-purposing food waste, WasteMaster contributes significantly to cleaner and safer waste collection and storage, while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with landfill.

Natural Upcycling currently recycles and or upcycles food waste through composting and anaerobic digestion, and in 2018 diverted over 55,000 tons of food waste from landfill. In addition to supplying the WasteMaster system, NU will provide full installation services and ongoing after-sales service and technical support and will collect the residual material remaining at the end of the process.

The WasteMaster range includes options for users with medium to high-volume food waste disposal requirements and the system can be easily installed on site as there is no requirement for piped water or sewerage services, just an electrical connection and an air outlet.

Commenting on the distributor agreement with Natural Upcycling, Managing Director of Green Eco Technologies, Jason Hoen, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Natural Upcycling for the supply and support of WasteMaster in New York. Natural Upcycling is a respected and experienced leader in the management of food waste for the benefit of the Environment and has achieved outstanding results in minimising the future negative effects of greenhouse gases by diverting food waste from landfill.”

“I am excited that NU has added the WasteMaster to their range of solutions and look forward to the undoubted success their experience will bring in introducing the WasteMaster system to the New York, US market.”

Founder of Natural Upcycling, Harry Cohen, comments:

“Our ethos at Natural Upcycling is to do our utmost to be good stewards of our planet for the future by providing a positive legacy.”

“We have a proud history of collecting waste and converting it to support a sustainable environment and the WasteMaster perfectly fits with our range of options to provide the best possible ‘zero waste’ solution for our customers. Chris Noble and I are really looking forward to the environmental benefits that our new partnership with Green Eco Technologies will bring for the future.”

About Green Eco Technologies (GET):
GET develops, supplies and manages innovative, safe, efficient, and environmentally beneficial, on-site solutions for the conversion and re-purposing of putrescible organic waste into reusable resources. With offices and manufacturing sited in the UK and Australia, as well as offices Japan, GET supports customers to reduce the impact of food waste disposal both on their businesses and the Environment.

About Green Eco Technologies (GET):
GET develops, supplies and manages innovative, safe, efficient, and environmentally beneficial, on-site solutions for the conversion and re-purposing of putrescible organic waste into reusable resources. With offices and manufacturing sited in the UK and Australia, as well as representation in the United States, the United Arab Emirates and Spain, GET supports customers to reduce the impact of food waste disposal both on their businesses and the Environment.

Editorial contact:
Belinda Basson,
Head of Brand Marketing and PR Manager
Green Eco Technologies.
Mobile: 07740 576959
Email: belinda@greenecotec.com

Green Eco Technologies
Unit A Birch Business Park
Whittle Lane
Heywood OL10 2SX
Tel: 0800 634 8644
Email: enquiries@greenecotec.com
www.greenecotec.com

Managing Director of Green Eco Technologies, Jason Hoen, presented the benefits of the WasteMaster food and organic waste conversion system in minimising both costs and environmental impacts associated with waste disposal, at the Rushlight 2019 show in London.

Read Full PDF Article Here : Jason Hoen presents WasteMaster solution to organic waste, at Rushlight show

At the prestigious event, which attracted senior industry influencers and advisors on energy and sustainability, government bodies, and heads of public and private organisations and services, as well as a wide range of companies showcasing energy and sustainability innovations, Jason outlined the global and local issues presented by food and organic waste and the potential for reducing these impacts through the WasteMaster system.

The WasteMaster on-site conversion system recycles and re-purposes food and organic waste into a reusable product, diverting it from landfill, without adding water or anything else during the process. Food or other organic waste is simply loaded into the system and converted into a compost-like residual material which will not attract insects or vermin in its dry state. The transformation takes less than 24 hours and the volume of the waste is reduced by up to 80 per cent at the end of the process.

By converting food waste into a much smaller quantity of reusable residual material, which can be used for producing green energy and other purposes depending on the feed stock, WasteMaster fits perfectly with the principles of the Circular Economy. Diverting the waste from landfill reduces contributions to greenhouse gas emissions and the on-site system also greatly improves health and safety on site, both removing hazards caused by rotting waste and reducing vehicle movements for safer working.

Commenting on the Rushlight show, Jason said: “I was honoured to present to such an informed and invested audience at this thought-provoking event, focusing as it did on sustainability and the efficient use of resources, and promoting the development and deployment of clean technologies, innovation and sustainable solutions. 1/2

“I was greatly inspired by all of the innovations on show and was delighted by the level of interest in our innovation and sustainability in general. The conservation of finite natural resources is a major global challenge and we support all initiatives that aim to reduce the amount of food and water that we waste. The WasteMaster innovation can play a positive role in ensuring that unavoidable food waste is not wasted by turning it into a valuable resource, providing a financially viable and more importantly environmentally viable solution for businesses and workplaces.

“I would like to thank everyone who visited our stand and all those who listened to Green Eco Technologies’ presentation about recycling food waste.”

The WasteMaster range includes options for users with medium to high-volume food waste disposal requirements and the system can be easily installed on site as there is no requirement for piped water or sewerage services, just an electrical connection and an air outlet.

WasteMaster is supplied as a managed service which is tailored to specific client needs and includes, installation, servicing, and 24-hour support.

For further information about the WasteMaster range and a free on-site assessment of your specific food waste issues, please contact: enquiries@greenecotec.com

Whittlebury Park, located in Whittlebury Northamptonshire, a magnificent hotel, golf, spa, conference and wedding venue and one of the largest spas in the UK, has adopted the WasteMaster on-site food waste conversion system to minimise costs and the impact of its food waste on the Environment. 

Read Full PDF Article Here : New Whittlebury Park Case Study

 

Set in 600 acres of beautiful Northamptonshire countryside, Whittlebury Park has four separate buildings with 254 guest rooms, 36 holes for golf, 50 meeting and conference rooms, bars, restaurants and three distinctive special event venues catered for by seven kitchens. The estate enjoys high demand throughout the year, catering for events including conferences, weddings, and golf and spa days.

Whittlebury Park is highly committed to environmental impact minimisation, adopting and testing a range of approaches including strict separation and recycling, sending waste for the generation of reusable products, and trialling bio mass boilers on site. All staff do their utmost to ensure the best customer service and experience and maintenance of robust environmental and sustainability credentials.

In the past, food waste from the separate buildings was stored at the different site locations awaiting collection for sending to landfill, before it was decided to combine this waste at a single location. Hotel Manager, David Munson, explained: “We wanted to maximise our site cleanliness, while also being more energy efficient and environmentally responsible and originally trialled a drying system, mixing the powder residue with wood pellets to power the heating for our spa on site. But, as well as the right solution for the Environment and the most responsible approach for our business, there had to be a cost benefit.”

The Estate Head Chef, Craig Rose, was instrumental in the decision to try WasteMaster as a more environmental alternative to the drying system. The first trial machine, requiring only a power supply and air outlet, was installed in 2017 in a convenient area at the rear of the main building. Now part of the daily waste processing cycle, the latest WasteMaster design was installed at Whittlebury Park in August 2018 and now processes between three and six tonnes per month, depending on seasonal activity, as accurately measured by the machine monitoring system.

Reporting on the performance of the system, David says: “WasteMaster has changed the way that we approach food waste for the benefit of the Environment, as well as our business.” Craig comments: “I have been impressed with the WasteMaster technology and the system has really improved the efficiency of our food waste management with the significant added environmental benefit of minimising the impact of our waste. The WasteMaster support team has also been very responsive, monitoring our food waste processing and managing this effectively. Our porters are also delighted at the ease with which they can load the system.”

Green Eco Technologies develops, supplies and manages innovative, safe, efficient and environmentally beneficial, on-site solutions for the conversion and re-purposing of putrescible organic waste into re-usable resources.

For further information about the WasteMaster range and a free on-site assessment of your specific food waste issues, please contact: enquiries@greenecotec.com

Food waste conversion solutions provider Green Eco Technologies, has strengthened its global WasteMaster offer, expanding throughout the Pacific region with the establishment of WasteMaster Pacific, a new Joint venture with energy solutions provider Optimal Group Pty Ltd.

WasteMaster Pacific will further promote the benefits of the unique WasteMaster on-site food waste conversion system which reduces the volume of food waste being sent to landfill, by manufacturing, selling and providing support for installed systems in its Pacific territories.

The WasteMaster food waste conversion and recycling system re-purposes food and organic waste on-site into reusable products, without adding water or anything else during the process. Food waste is simply loaded into the system and converted into a compost-like residual material which will not attract insects or vermin in its dry state. The process takes less than 24 hours during which time the food waste volume is reduced by up to 80 per cent.

WasteMaster fits seamlessly with the Circular Economy, ensuring that food remains are not wasted but instead are converted and recycled to provide future benefit either in the form of green energy through anaerobic digestion or, depending on the food waste composition, other positive uses to conserve our planet’s diminishing resources.

WasteMaster was presented at the RWM exhibition in Birmingham this year and during the Waste Expo show in Melbourne in October, attracting major interest from those wanting to limit their impact on our Environment. By recycling food waste, WasteMaster reduces greenhouse gas emissions associated with landfill while also contributing significantly to cleaner and safer waste collection and storage. Globally, food waste currently causes around 14 per cent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Green Eco Technologies has offices, development and manufacturing in Heywood, Greater Manchester and WasteMaster Pacific, located in Mulgrave, Victoria, is equally owned by Green Eco Technologies and the Optimal Group. As well as providing systems, installation and training, WasteMaster Pacific will manage all food waste collection services for its Australian clients, guaranteeing that all WasteMaster-processed food waste is converted into clean energy.

Gordon Hoen, CEO of the Green Eco Technologies group, said: “We are excited to partner with Optimal, which is an established leader in the Australian energy market with strong credentials in green technologies. We believe they will be a perfect partner to help us establish a stronger presence for our WasteMaster food waste conversion solution in Australia, building on our success in the UK. Optimal’s strong technical capabilities and national service network will enable us to provide excellent support in our markets. “

Commenting on the joint venture, CEO of Optimal Group, Craig Dugan, said: “The Federal Department of Environment and Energy estimates that more than five million tonnes of food waste ends up in landfill each year, which is an overwhelming contributor to Australia’s CO2 emissions. WasteMaster provides a quick, easy, clean and green solution for the management of food waste, which has the potential to reduce Australia’s carbon emissions in the future. That is why we were so keen to invest in this innovative technology when we first saw it. “

Notes for editors:
About Green Eco Technologies Group (GET):

GET develops, supplies and manages innovative, safe, efficient, and environmentally beneficial, on-site solutions for the conversion and re-purposing of putrescible organic waste into reusable resources. With offices and manufacturing in the UK, GET supports customers to reduce the impact of food waste disposal both on their businesses and the Environment.

About Optimal Group Pty Ltd
Optimal Group is an Australian company delivering tailored energy solutions to the manufacturing, commercial and retail property, services, oil and gas, and many other industries. Optimal proudly supports, services and maintains over 420 turbines across Australia, New Zealand and Oceania. Optimal Group supplies complete on-site power generation solutions to our customers that are cleaner, cheaper and more reliable. Optimal Group Pty Ltd is the exclusive Australian distributor
of Capstone Microturbines TM.

Media contact:
Belinda Basson,
Marketing and PR Manager
Mobile: 07740 576959
Email: belinda@greenecotec.com

RWM WasterMaster

Green Eco Technologies presented the benefits of the innovative WasteMaster food waste conversion system in relation to the Circular Economy, at the recent RWM 2018 exhibition.

As well as attracting significant interest from visitors to the Birmingham-based show, the WasteMaster system was also selected as part of RWM’s ‘Innovation Trail’ showcasing the best technology and innovation exhibits.

The WasteMaster on-site conversion system re-purposes food and organic waste into reusable products, without adding anything during the process. Food waste is simply loaded into the system and converted into a compost-like residual material which will not attract insects or vermin in its dry state. The process takes less than 24 hours and the volume of the waste is also reduced by up to 80 per cent at the end of the process.

By re-purposing food waste, WasteMaster contributes significantly to cleaner and safer waste collection and storage, while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with landfill.

Managing Director of Green Eco Technologies, Jason Hoen, spoke at the two-day show in the Circular Economy and Recycling Theatres. Highlighting the problems of essential resource over-consumption as indicated by Earth Overshoot Day and describing currently available systems to manage food waste, Jason presented the global challenge of food waste and the facts relating to the Earth’s diminishing natural resources.

Commenting on the RWM show and seminars, Jason said: “We have been run off our feet. It has been fantastic to see how many people want to find a solution to deal with their food waste and exciting to see people coming along to the presentations wanting to look at better ways and understand what options are available for reusing this waste.

“As our population grows and as we become more urbanised, one of our big issues as a human race is the amount of resources that we consume on a daily and yearly basis. The Earth has a certain amount of resource that it can replenish each year and unfortunately, we are using 1.7 times that amount currently, so we are going into deficit every year. This year Earth Overshoot Day, the day when we have used our year’s allocation of resources, was 1 August so we have a significant natural resource problem.

“One of the ways WasteMaster helps is by re-utilising food waste and turning that into a valuable resource, providing a financially viable, and more importantly environmentally viable solution for businesses and workplaces.

“I would like to thank everyone who visited our stand and all those who came to our presentations about recycling food waste.”

The WasteMaster range includes options for users with medium to high-volume food waste disposal requirements and the system can be easily installed on site as there is no requirement for piped water or sewerage services, just an electrical connection and an air outlet.

WasteMaster is supplied as a managed service which is tailored to specific client needs and includes, installation, servicing, and 24-hour support.

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About Green Eco Technologies (GET):

About Green Eco Technologies (GET):
GET develops, supplies and manages innovative, safe, efficient, and environmentally beneficial, on-site solutions for the conversion and re-purposing of putrescible organic waste into reusable resources. With offices and manufacturing sited in the UK and Australia, as well as representation in the United States, the United Arab Emirates and Spain, GET supports customers to reduce the impact of food waste disposal both on their businesses and the Environment.

Editorial contact:
Belinda Basson,
Head of Brand Marketing and PR Manager
Green Eco Technologies.
Mobile: 07740 576959
Email: belinda@greenecotec.com

Green Eco Technologies
Unit A Birch Business Park
Whittle Lane
Heywood OL10 2SX
Tel: 0800 634 8644
Email: enquiries@greenecotec.com
www.greenecotec.com

Green Eco Technologies (GET), is showing the latest WasteMaster on-site food waste processing system on Stand M11 at Waste Expo Australia, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 3 and 4 October 2018.

GET’s WasteMaster conversion system uses proprietary technology to reduce the weight and volume of food waste by up to 80 per cent, producing a compost-like and odourless residual material, which depending on the feed stock, can be recycled and re-purposed for a number of positive uses including the production of bio gas green energy through anaerobic digestion.

The WasteMaster range includes options for users with medium to high-volume food waste disposal requirements such as hotels, hospitals, hospitality providers, food manufacturers, food processors and catering suppliers, providing an on-site solution to the high costs and health and safety issues associated with food waste disposal. This highly innovative and unique system can be easily installed on site as there is no requirement for piped water or sewerage services, just an electrical connection and an air outlet. No water or additives are used for the conversion process and no odours or harmful emissions released.

WasteMaster is supplied as a managed service which is tailored to specific client needs and includes, installation, servicing, and continuous support and reporting through a monitored diagnostics system.

Jason Hoen, Managing Director of Green Eco Technologies, says: ‘Food waste disposal is a major global environmental problem. Whilst reducing the amount of food waste generated at source must be the primary goal, the current food waste disposal problem will only be solved by new-initiative developments such as our WasteMaster system. The ability to efficiently process on site resolves many of the issues associated with the need to dispose of large quantities of food waste.

‘By reducing the volume of waste significantly to a much smaller amount of odourless material which can be re-purposed for other positive uses, WasteMaster contributes significantly to cleaner and safer waste collection and storage, while also reducing the contributions to greenhouse gas emissions associated with landfill. It is estimated that approximately 3.2 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions are prevented for every two tonnes of organic waste diverted from landfill through alternative treatment and processing.’

Jason Hoen will also be presenting ‘Reducing and Repurposing your food waste for the benefit of the Environment’ at the Expo on 3 October at 14:30, highlighting the steps that can be taken to adopt the principals of the circular economy, such as re-purposing food waste for positive re-use.

About Green Eco Technologies (GET):

GET develops, supplies and manages innovative, safe, efficient, and environmentally beneficial, on-site solutions for the conversion and re-purposing of putrescible organic waste into reusable resources. With offices and manufacturing in Australia and the UK and offices in Japan, GET supports customers to reduce the impact of food waste disposal both on their businesses and the Environment.

Green Eco Technologies
9-10 Bastow Pl
Mulgrave Vic 3170
Australia

Contact Australia: Rohan Dinn
Tel: 1800 614 272
Email: rohan@greenecotec.com

Editorial contact:
Belinda Basson,
Marketing and PR Manager
Mobile: +44 (0)7740 576959
Email: belinda@greenecotec.com

Kettering General Hospital, a major district general hospital serving the areas of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire, is using the WasteMaster on-site food waste conversion system to greatly reduce the environmental impact of its food waste.

Read Full PDF Article Here : Kettering General Hospital Food Waste Conversion Case Study June 2018

 

Customer overview
Caring for over 371,000 patients a year and with a staff of 3,200, Kettering General Hospital has a major impact on the area, economically, socially and environmentally and takes this responsibility extremely seriously. The hospital has 600 beds and around 1500 meals are served per day to those patients able to eat during their recovery. In delivering large volumes of meals to patients there will always be a quantity of food that is wasted, and whilst every effort is made to manage the volume of this waste, there is still a considerable quantity to be disposed of.

In addition to ensuring the best possible health care for patients and the best working staff working conditions, the hospital management is determined to care for the wider environment and to minimise the hospital’s environmental impact.

The Problem
All food waste generated at the hospital is from food preparation and food returns from wards after meal times. This was previously disposed of in the kitchen area through maceration.
However, to operate effectively the macerator requires a considerable constant stream of water to process the food waste and flush it down the drain. Additionally, the drains, not designed to take quantities of macerated food, frequently blocked and as a result maintenance staff were called to unblock these at least once per week.
As well as being a waste of water, and costly in staff time, the system also placed a strain on the sewage system, contributing to the build-up of waste blockages.
The hospital’s Waste and Sustainability Manager, Robin Packman, was keen to reduce the burden of food waste on both the Environment and financial impacts, especially with hospital budgets under so much pressure.

Pre-installation discussions and delivery to site
Prior to the delivery and installation of the WasteMaster food waste conversion system on the hospital site, WasteMaster specialists met with the hospital to establish the feasibility of installing the system to tackle their food waste disposal challenge and the potential cost efficiencies to be gained.

After positive discussions and assessments of food waste volumes, the WasteMaster food waste management system was installed at the Hospital in July 2017. Being sited outside, the WasteMaster was very easily positioned in an appropriate and convenient area, without the requirement for plumbing or other services, other than a three-phase power supply and an air outlet.

The Technology
The WasteMaster system is an innovative on-site continuous food and organic waste processing and conversion system which uses a unique proprietary technology to accelerate the decomposition of food and organic waste.

WasteMaster converts and reduces the weight and volume of food waste by up to 80 per cent, transforming and re-purposing it into an odourless, compost-like, high calorific-value residue in less than 24 hours, without introducing additives or water and without discharging the end product into sewers or watercourses.

By reducing the volume and changing the composition of the food waste through this conversion process, around 3.2 tonnes of landfill gases are avoided for every two tonnes of food waste fed into the machine and diverted away from landfill. The residual material can be used for applications such as the production of green energy through anaerobic digestion.

WasteMaster Operation
Designed for ease of operation by staff on site, only very minimal training is needed to load the system and as WasteMaster is supplied as a managed service, the food waste processing cycle is remotely monitored continuously to ensure smooth-running performance.

Catering staff were briefed on the rationale of the new food waste processing system to maximise the conversion process, including the importance of segregating packaging from food waste to avoid contamination of the residual material at the end of the process.

Automatic bin loading reduces the health and safety risk still further and the WasteMaster system will both indicate when it is full and will unload automatically when the process has finished. The WasteMaster is controlled through a diagnostics interface which also provides the most accurate figures possible on actual quantities of food waste being produced for reporting purposes.

The Results
Prior to installation of the WasteMaster system, it had been difficult to produce accurate data on food waste volumes from different areas of the hospital. Analysis of the food waste processed on site via the WasteMaster diagnostic reporting system highlighted that the hospital was in fact not producing as much food waste as it thought. Yet initial figures still showed a 35% reduction in costs due to the installation of the WasteMaster food waste conversion system.

As another significant benefit, although the WasteMaster cannot itself reduce the creation of food waste due to varying patient appetites, the system has nevertheless had an impact on reducing food waste at every stage, including creation, by motivating and inspiring hospital staff to consider the Environment.

Along with this, Robin estimates that the WasteMaster system has reduced the hospital’s water consumption by 11,650 litres over a three-month period.

The Head of Facilities for Kettering General Hospital, Sue Landon, says: “Staff have reported that the machine is very simple to use, and it has made them far more eco conscious. They are delighted to be involved in reducing food waste fed into drainage systems and landfill.

“Our staff immediately took to the system. Being able to see that food waste was being turned into something useful has really motivated them. It has been an immediate success, preventing the stress of the drains not working due to the additional waste burden on the drainage system and, as an added bonus, seeing something good come out at the other end.

“In the three months that the system has been operational, our hospital has seen a continuous reduction in the weight of its food waste”.

Waste and Sustainability Manager, Robin Packman, is leading a programme of activities to drive awareness of food waste management among hospital catering staff and plans to use the diagnostic interface to measure exactly how much food waste is being produced. He will also use the WasteMaster to process food waste from other areas of the Hospital, reducing costs still further. Robin reports that in one year only, WasteMaster will have reduced the volume of food waste after processing by 50 tonnes and water consumption by 69,888 litres.

As a result of its environmental benefits and performance the WasteMaster system was submitted for a Best Waste Management Product Award and the hospital has committed to continuing to benefit from both the cost and environmental rewards that it delivers.

Green Eco Technologies develops, supplies and manages innovative, safe, efficient and environmentally beneficial, on-site solutions for the conversion and re-purposing of putrescible organic waste into re-usable resources.

For further information about the WasteMaster range and a free on-site assessment of your specific food waste issues, please contact: enquiries@greenecotec.com