Darrer offers solutions for the efficient disposal of food waste

The contribution of food waste emissions is almost equal to global emissions from road traffic, and every 1000 guests in the restaurant generates about 200 kg of waste.

28. June 2022.

Tourism, one of the most important economic activities in the Republic of Croatia, has a great impact on the environment, which is especially pronounced through the increase in the amount of waste generated during the tourist season. Environmental pollution in tourist areas is a common problem due to the large number of people, but also due to the increased volume of various activities.
Improper disposal of waste from hotels and resorts leads not only to environmental pollution, but also to health problems related to pests and infectious diseases. The contribution of food waste emissions to global warming is almost equal to global emissions from road traffic, and every 1000 guests in a typical restaurant generates an average of about 200 kilograms of waste.

Obstacle and misunderstanding of entrepreneurs in tourism for this issue is also an obstacle to sustainable waste management, due to the still generally accepted opinion that the most important thing is big profit, and environmental protection is only in the last place. 

Fortunately, this perception is slowly changing, so there are more and more examples of corporate social responsibility and investment in environmental protection in the tourism sector, all in line with the objectives of EU policy and national waste management policy, ie its reduction at source. 

Zagreb company last recognized the opportunity and decided to offer and place on the Croatian market devices for decomposition of food waste, and recently distributed devices ORCA digester Canadian company Minus Global International, as well as BMD digester devices of the American company Bottle Model Digester LLC.

The devices are intended to prevent the generation and accumulation of biowaste, so their procurement reduces the amount of this type of waste in landfills, which contributes to efficient management.

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Such devices are recognized and cited as examples of good practice in the presentation "Circular Economy in Tourism" of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports. BMD and ORCA are innovative aerobic digesters that allow rapid composting of food waste in institutional and commercial conditions.

The technology they use simply mimics the natural process of digestion, and works using the same principles that govern our body and other living organisms, creating the perfect thermophilic biological environment for microorganisms to convert food waste into a liquid that can be safely discharged into the sanitary sewer system. This solution creates significant savings for customers by diverting food waste from landfills and reducing emissions associated with waste transportation.

There are several different models on offer - from small ones for daily processing, to those with a volume of up to 5000 kg. The devices are adaptable and can process the amount of food waste from any kitchen, and since they come in several dimensions, they easily fit in kitchens of different sizes. Food waste is "digested" with the help of Biochips solution for microorganisms.

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All digester models are equipped with a built-in scale, so they allow easy monitoring of the weight of each piece of food that is ingested. The data obtained by measurement is monitored and collected on a portal - a personalized dashboard - which allows real-time data analysis, as well as the production of customized reports.

Recall, The Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund he announced Public call for co-financing the purchase of devices for the prevention of biowaste (food waste) in hotels. More about the competition in the attachment.

Side dish: The hotel fund co-finances the purchase of food waste prevention devices


Photo: Darrer doo

28. June 2022.