What are the environmental benefits?

Benefits of Pulpmaster

The organic pulped food waste is recycled in the bio digester and converted into green electricity with a by-product of fertilizer pellets. This reduces waste to landfill and converts a waste into a resource.

Who could benefit from owning a Pulpmaster?

Businesses in the accommodation industry, small and medium food businesses, large franchise fast food chains, hospitals, nursing homes, clubs and hotels, restaurants, cafes, supermarkets, and virtually any businesses with a commercial kitchen. For businesses with a smaller waste stream we recommended our Mobile Bin Service (more information on product page).

Businesses could benefit by saving time and money by using the Pulpmaster 5000 or Mobile Bin System. The benefits and savings could be:

  • Improved efficiencies with food waste handling in the commercial kitchens
  • Enhanced OH&S with less transportation of waste to the outside dumpster bins by employees
  • Less contamination with other recyclable waste such as cardboard and glass
  • Enhanced space savings in the kitchen area with less need for multiple waste bins
  • A likely reduction in liquid waste leakage from plastic bin liners (reduced back strain risk)
  • No need for employees to carry oil waste to outside disposer bin (reduce slip/strain hazard)
  • A likely reduction in the attraction of insects and rodents in the waste bin storage area
  • Reduced costs in the purchases of plastic bin liners
  • A likely improvement in labour efficiencies saving time and money
  • A reduction in the likelihood of oil and grease entering the sewer system.

  • Enhancing the Environment with the Pulpmaster 5000

    The Pulpmaster 5000 food waste recycling system can divert the food waste generated in a commercial kitchen from landfill. The innovative Pulpmaster 5000 system is both efficient and effective in separating the waste stream at the source of generation thus encouraging best practice for the management of waste.

    The Pulpmaster 5000 system supports Local Agenda 21 and some key principles of sustainability, such as:

    • Community Involvement – Support from the business community
    • Integration – The effective integration of environmental, social and economic considerations in decision making. This reduces the need for additional landfill sites and helps prevent the production of greenhouse gases.
    • Continual Improvement – Pulpmaster is a sustainable system
    • Ecological Integrity – To protect biological diversity. The Pulpmaster system provides a number of benefits to help protect biodiversity.

    The Pulpmaster system contributes to the reduction in greenhouse gases thus reducing the likelihood of negative environmental impacts related to climate change that in turn impacts biodiversity.
    It also reduces the need for more landfill sites and further degradation.

    Increased recovery of recyclable materials reduces pressures on the use of non-renewable resources.

  • Enhancing the Environment with the production of Green Electricity

    Biogas is primarily methane that is generated from an anaerobic digestion of organic (food) wastes by microorganisms. Biogas is an excellent fuel for heating purposes as well as for generating electricity.

    The advantages of biogas-based energy generation are as follows:

    • It is based on renewable sources. The production of Biogas is one of the most important resources for reaching our renewable energy targets. It already contributes more than half of renewable energy consumption in the European Union, providing a clean, secure and competitive energy resource, “said EU Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger.
    • It can provide distributed energy generation, thereby providing much-needed energy for a growing demand.
    • It provides a beneficial way of disposing organic waste diverting a waste from landfill into a resource for green power.
    • It reduces the need to burn fossil fuels thus reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Estimates put greenhouse gas emission reductions at between 50% and 150% compared to fossil fuels.
    • It reduces the community’s need for additional landfill sites thus reducing potential land degradation.
    • It reduces the likelihood of methane emissions and leachate from landfills.
  • Enhancing the Environment with Organic Fertiliser

    Organic Fertiliser provides an invaluable service to agriculture which enhances the environment and stimulates natural balance. This supports sustainable, organic, commercial farming systems. Organic fertiliser can be used in a variety of agricultural and environmental applications. Organic farming, whether it’s commercial organic farming or an individual wanting to grow vegetables in an organic garden can benefit from the use of organic fertiliser.

    When used in conventional agriculture, organic fertilisers can increase the efficiency of applied fertiliser while prompting the growth of beneficial microorganisms in the soil.

  • Enhancing the Environment with less Landfills
    Traditional landfills and associated problems

    Landfills are the oldest known method of waste disposal. Waste is buried in large dug out pits (unless naturally occurring locations are available) and covered.

    Bacteria decompose the waste over several decades producing several by-products of importance, including methane gas (natural gas), leachate fluid and volatile organic compounds (such as hydrogen sulfide (H2S), N202, ect.)

    Methane gas, a strong greenhouse gas, can build up inside the landfill leading to an explosion unless realised from the pit. Leachates are fluid metabolic products from decomposition and contain various types of toxins and dissolved metallic ion. If leachate escapes into the ground water it can cause health problems in both animals and plants. The volatile organic compounds ([VOCs]) are associated with causing smog and acid rain. With the increasing amount of waste produced, appropriate places to safely store are becoming more difficult to find.