FOOD WASTE IN PACKAGING IS A REAL CHALLENGE FOR SUPERMARKETS AND SHOPPING CENTRES, PARTICULARLY WITH THE INCREASE IN THE GRAB-AND-GO OFFERING AND DEMAND FOR CONVENIENCE FOODS.
CAPEX OR OPEX
Food waste is an expensive commodity, and the pressure to recycle more sits firmly with the business creating or managing it. Packaged food waste is often so problematic that businesses simply consign it to landfill.
The solution is the i-FDR depackaging system which separates the packaging from the food with no need for staff to segregate it. So packaged food producers and retailers can benefit from everything the iD-R systems offer; cost savings and even possible revenue opportunities.
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By employing depackaging as part of an integrated food waste management solutions, our i-FDR depackaging system, can separate food waste from packaging. This ensures that recovery is maximised, and recycling is improved. The i-FDR reduces costs and improves the environmental performance of your business, without being labour intensive.
Operators load unsegregated food waste directly into the i-FDR depackaging system hopper where the packaging and food waste elements are separated. The cleaned packaging is mixed with other recyclable materials. If installed as part of a renewable energy system, the organic component is fed into the iD-R-5K where it is converted into electricity, heat and cooling.
Packaged food waste - no problem
Including an i-FDR depackaging system as part of a ReS enables processing of packaged food waste to be included in the system feed. This innovative technology carefully separates the packaging from organic food waste, leaving two viable recycling streams. Reduced handling of food waste increases efficiency by minimising operational time and maximising the environmental benefits.
Flexible layout designed to fit your requirements
At our site visit, we will assess your food waste volume to identify the i-FDR hopper size (3m3 or 5m3) and also your available space to plan the best layout for you.
Benefits of the i-FDR
Maximise recycling performance
Minimise waste disposal costs
Fully automated with integral shredder
Addition of iD-Res for energy production
5kW or net-zero, if ReS
Weight - loaded
Max input rate/24 hours
Min output rate/24 hours
Our initial discussions with you will help us assess your waste stream. We will check for variables that allow us to identify the system best suited for your establishment.
We also provide a footfall analysis of the waste that helps us integrate the system as seamlessly as possible, and a site survey to set out the plan clearly.
If the system is installed as part of a ReS, potential revenue from power generation is possible.
Following the analysis from The Fact Find, we will present you with two commercial options to choose from - outright purchase or rental.
Delivery, installation, and commissioning
Our turnkey offer includes service and support. You have no exposure to breakdown costs, parts and labour or digestate disposal.
How it works
The i-FDR depackaging system employs innovative technology to remove packaging from the food waste. It seamlessly moves the waste from the hopper into the perforation, compression and screening area. The objective is to remove the packaging with as little damage as possible to minimise the mixing of the inert matter with the organic. It does this by:
1. Perforating the packaging without shredding it
2. Compressing the waste to extract the organic matter
3. Cleaning the packaging to remove all residues of organic matter
This results in two distinct waste streams:
1. Packaging waste suitable for appropriate recycling
2. Organic matter suitable as a biofuel or if you have opted for ReS, conversion into energy
Cost savings and potential revenue
As with all Waste2ES systems, i-FDR Flexidry improves your bottom line by reducing the cost of waste disposal, cleaning up the process of food waste, and enhancing your recycling performance.
Due to the landfill directive and pressures to segregate non-recyclable waste, disposal of waste that includes food waste attracts a premium charge. As a rule, general waste disposal can be as much as three times that of an equivalent recyclate charge.