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It starts in the kitchen! The experience is that successful segregation of food waste starts in the kitchen. In order to achieve high level of segregation it is important to have systems that are hygienic and simple to use. Our ventilated systems based on using "breathable" and compostable BioBags were developed with this in mind. The systems have over several years been used by millions of people in several hundred councils. All studies and practical experience have shown that when our systems have been introduced, the segregation rate and the satisfaction of the householders have increased significantly compared to any other system previously used. Our systems have optimized and simplified segregation and collection of food wastes for central composting and home composting.

hy have our systems been so successful? The key to the success has been that it is a simple and hygienic solution. The breathable system allows evaporation of water and will keep the waste "fresh" . The result is therefore:

  • no more stinky buckets with mouldy fermenting organic waste. The waste keeps "fresh" due to evaporation of water.
  • no need for washing of the waste buckets. The bag with the content all goes to compost.
  • reduced problems with smell from the outside bins
  • significant cost savings in transport and treatment for the council due to significant weight loss (typically 20-25%).
  • better working environment for people that are handling the waste.
  • the waste is better conditioned for the composting plant and it is less need for bulking material.

 

See the difference!

Food waste in vented caddie

 

Food waste left in ventilated and closed caddies at room temperature for about a week.

Here you can see the difference between a

ventilated caddie lined with BioBags (left) -

and a closed caddie (right).

Food waste in a closed caddie

 

Guess which one we prefer?

 

We have food waste collection systems suitable for households canteens and food industry

MaxAir II,
Maximum ventilation

NEW!

MaxAir II is a new development in design where it has been focused on even better ventilation and performance.

Our manufacturer have over many years been leading the development in domestic food waste collection systems. How do we know? - Because our competitors are copying our systems, but often get the small and important details wrong. Development must be based on understanding!

Our MaxAir II and the MaxAir baskets are now made from recycled plastic, but we have managed to keep the high quality, strength and durability.

Capacity approximately 7 litre. (W: 270mm D:215mm H:220mm)


MaxAir basket with lid.

MaxAir is a basket designed to give maximum air ventilation around the bags. Hooks for attachment to the inside of your your kitchen cupboard. It can also be integrated into our waste sorting rack that will fit in your kitchen cupboard.

Capacity approximately 6 litre. (W: 250mm D:185mm H:185mm)

The MaxAir is the most popular system for household use. It has been a great success everywhere where it has been introduced. It is supplied with and without a perforated lid. A lid is usually not required as the waste dries out and will not attract flies. However, if you collect cooked food waste, fish and meat, a lidded version can be an advantage.

If only "green" and uncooked food waste is collected, a household will typically need 1-2 bags per week. If cooked waste as well as fish and meat is collected 2-3 bags per week is usually required.


Combi bag holder

 

The Combi bag holder is adjustable in size with capacity of 5-15 liter. Combi is also designed for maximum air ventilation. The system is popular for private households, but is also used in offices and smaller canteens where larger capacity is required. The holder has a lid and a tray. The system can be attached to the cupboard door and easily lifted off and placed free standing on the kitchen bench.

Capacity 5-15 litre (W: 300mm D:210mm H:150mm or 270mm or 380mm)

Why source segregate food waste?

Food waste is a major part of the organic waste fraction (biodegradable waste). Therefore, in order to reach the diversion targets for organic waste from landfill sites as required by EU (The Landfill Directive) as well as in National and Local waste waste strategies food waste should be source segregated and composted or used for bio-gas production (anaerobic digestion).

The major reason for diversion of organic waste from landfill is to reduce the production and release of methane to the atmosphere. Methane is a very potent greenhouse gas which will contribute to climate change. It is estimated that release of methane from landfill sites contribute with more than 4% of the overall man-made discharges in EU. However, as Britain have a larger fraction of waste sent to landfill than other European countries, the figure for Britain is probably even larger.