BioHiTech Global Inc., a waste management technology and services company based in Chestnut Ridge, New York, has announced it has received an order for multiple BioHiTech Sapling food scrap digesters from a regional grocery chain.
The Sapling digester is a larger capacity addition to BioHiTech’s line of Revolution Series digesters that provide “a cost-effective, regulatory-compliant food waste disposal solution that aligns well with the sustainability vision of today’s businesses,” according to a news release.
BioHiTech’s digester technology safely disposes food scrap on site, eliminating hauling costs and reducing pest-related issues typically associated with traditional disposal methods. Each Sapling digester can divert up to 800 pounds per day or 146 tons from landfills per year.
The six Sapling units to be installed at the grocery locations in Northeastern states can divert as much as 1,750,000 pounds of food scrap per year from landfill, which would result in a reduction of CO2 emissions the equivalent of removing more than 120 trucks from the road, the release says.
In addition, BioHiTech’s digester technology provides real-time data analytics through the BioHiTech Cloud, which allows food scrap diversion tracking and identifies areas to “reduce food waste generation.” The data also allows “organizations to educate staff and the community about the real impact of food waste diversion programs by embedding accurate, real-time data into company newsletters, onto their consumer-facing websites and digital signage platforms,” the company says.
“We are excited about the launch of our new Sapling digester for cost-effective and sustainable food waste disposal, as well as receiving our first order from the regional grocery chain,” BioHiTech Global CEO Frank Celli states. “Food waste disposal causes a unique set of problems, including pests, odors and expensive transportation costs. Our technology solves these problems in a way that is environmentally responsible and cost-effective. We continue to build momentum as companies search for alternatives to an unsustainable status quo and look forward to rolling out our new larger capacity Sapling digesters to the grocery and other higher volume markets.”