Don’t Let Food Waste Spoil your Business

In our series, Breaking it Down, Waste Harmonics experts provide you simple solutions that can help you address the industry-specific waste issues your business faces every day. In this article, we will focus on organics recycling solutions.

According to the US EPA – More food reaches landfills and incinerators than any other single material in municipal solid waste. At Waste Harmonics, we are dedicated to using our industry expertise to help your business find sustainable ways to deal with your organic waste.

Waste Harmonics can help Commercial Waste Generators in various industries look for innovative ways to reduce and prevent food waste while addressing the specific challenges and barriers affecting their industries.

 

Industries Affected

  • Supermarkets
  • Sports Venues
  • Restaurants
  • C-Stores
  • Hospitality
  • Fast Food
  • Financial Organizations
  • Retail Outlets & their Distribution Centers
  • Office Spaces
  • Food Manufacturers & Distribution Centers
  • Other Manufacturers  

Challenges and Barriers

  • Storage Space
  • Collection and Processing
  • Numerous Vendors
  • Packaging
  • Damaged Goods
  • Food Expiration Dates
  • Timing and Logistics
  • Contamination
  • Legal Requirements and Regulations
  • Staff Turnover and training
  • Odor and Pest Control

Waste Harmonics creates waste management plans to incorporate strategies for all streams and types of waste generated. Specific to food waste, our Diversion Strategy includes:

Organization Evaluation: Waste Harmonics will conduct a Waste Evaluation to determine the types of materials your organization generates as waste. We’ll also track how much, when, and why food waste is being generated and assess ways to avoid unnecessary purchasing of food materials and packaging.

Tailored Diversion Plan: Taking into account the unique challenges of your organization, Waste Harmonics will determine what collection and disposal solutions best fit your needs and budget. Our team will evaluate all waste diversion opportunities including reuse, food donation, and other community outlets. Next, we will present our solutions in a Diversion Plan that includes an organization specific implementation strategy, equipment, vendor selections, ROI’s, logistics, and staff training.

Sustainability Alternatives: As a part of your Diversion Plan, Waste Harmonics will assess sustainable alternatives your company could pursue, including the use of packaging created from bio-based materials and renewable resources.

Long-Term Strategy: Our team will provide you with a long-term strategy for attaining your organics recycling goals. Waste Harmonics offers staff education, training, and behavioral change as well as program implementation oversight and support. We ensure long-term solutions through reporting, performance tracking, evaluation and program modification, if necessary.

The Waste Harmonics Sustainability Group is a true partner that cares about the long-term success of its clients. We understand that one size does not fit all, and will work with you to develop best practices and create cost-effective solutions for your food waste challenges. Contact us at sales@wasteharmonics.com for a consultation to learn how you can get started on your own organics recycling plan.

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