Food Waste in Hawaii
Did you know that every single year more than 237,000 tons of food worth $1 Billion Dollars is wasted on Oahu alone?
Organic waste is actually the largest source of waste in Hawaii at 36% of total waste.
While City and State agencies such as Honolulu's Office of Climate Change, Sustainability, and Resiliency are working towards solving this issue, progress has been slow and pilot programs are just recently getting underway to repurpose food that would be otherwise destined for landfills to provide meals for those in need.
Laws and regulations have been put into effect to require restaurants with greater than 5,000 square feet to separate food waste and recyclables, but how many restaurants meet that size criteria? And what do they do with that waste?
Composting has become one good option as it provides aerobic digestion of organic waste, reducing methane and carbon emissions while producing reusable matter that can be used as a soil additive.
This is hugely important as food waste and other organic material that ends up in landfills produces methane emissions that are greater than 21x more harmful for global warming than carbon emissions.
But, we need more immediate solutions, more accountability, and ways for small and medium sized restaurants, businesses, and buildings to reduce their waste onsite in a cost effective, planet-friendly manner.
That is why Cleanpower Worldwide has assembled a host of solutions to convert both wet and dry organic waste into reusable biomass that can be tailored to any sized business or public institution.
We provide shredders to break down dry organic material such as cardboard, dehydrators to reduce the weight of wet organics by over 80%, and biomass boilers to allow businesses to utilize their waste as a source of power.
While some businesses may find value in simply reducing the weight of their waste by 80%-90% which reduces transportation emissions and costs, others may wish to partner with local farms to donate or sell their biomass as a soil additive, and some operations that rely on hot water may wish to utilize the full end-to-end solution to create their own full cycle waste-to-power systems.
To learn more about how Cleanpower Worldwide can help your business or building fight climate change through waste reduction and waste-to-power systems, please visit us at: www.cleanpowerworldwide.com or contact us directly at: cleanpowerworldwide @ gmail.com.
Together we can work together to reduce methane and carbon emissions, reduce waste, save power, and fight climate change.
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