Waste Ninja is the Aussie company reducing the environmental impact of food waste.
Already, it has become one of Australia’s top organics recycling services, helping restaurants and businesses dispose of their daily waste in an ergonomic and sustainable way.
According to Foodbank, Australia loses $36.6 billion every year because of food waste. This is because we throw out around 7.6 million tonnes of food annually, 70 percent of which is perfectly edible.
This waste ends up in landfill, where the process of decomposition and disposal results in 17.5 million tonnes of carbon emissions. As food breaks down, it releases toxic greenhouse gases such as methane into the atmosphere, which contributes to global warming and damages local ecosystems. But Waste Ninja is dedicated to ending this deadly cycle.
Reducing and reusing
Waste Ninja is a 100 percent Aussie owned business working out of Victoria. They are licenced under the Environmental Protection Authority and, although still a relatively new company, are already trailblazers in the organics recycling industry.
They provide food waste recycling services as part of their mission to end Australia’s landfill crisis. The friendly team are dedicated to finding the best solution for Aussie businesses, making the transition to their environmentally friendly service as simple and easy as possible.
So far, Waste Ninja has stopped more than 434,502 kg of food scraps from ending up in landfill, avoiding the production of 825, 553 kg of methane emissions.
How it works
Waste Ninja works by turning every-day scraps into renewable energy.
First, they meet with Aussie businesses to assess their waste management requirements such as equipment, storage and scheduling. Then, they supply these businesses with a dedicated Waste Ninja bin for all their organic waste.
Purpose-built waste trucks regularly collect the contents of these bins, and deliver it to Waste Ninja’s organics recovery partners, who specialise in using technology to draw nutrients and resources from the scraps. These can then be converted into energy and organic fertiliser.
Turning waste into energy requires anaerobic digestion facilities, which use microorganisms to break down food waste. The methane that escapes during this process is collected and converted into biogas, which can then be used to generate energy such as electricity, heat, and fuel. It also results in nutrient-rich fertiliser.
This process creates what is known as a circular economy, a system where materials are reused and regenerated in a cyclical and sustainable way. The fertiliser that Waste Ninja produces is offered to local farmers to promote growth and production. Similarly, the energy can be used to power Aussie households.
Waste Ninja recognises that each business is different, offering a range of processing solutions that can fit with the needs of individual companies. Their waste collection is designed to integrate into current recycling strategies and encourage greater environmental awareness.
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