What's the Problem?
30% of global food production is wasted, along with the water used in the process. Companies and governments send 1.3 billion tons of organic waste to landfills every year and spend more than 40 billion dollars in logistics costs.
The decomposition of organic waste in landfills is responsible for 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
Current organic waste management technologies like composting, anaerobic digestion, or vermicomposting are not effective because they are too expensive and/or not properly implemented, leading to ineffective collection, storage, processing, and disposal of organic waste. Also, most of these technologies are not designed to handle the sheer volume of organic waste, leading to contamination and environmental degradation. Finally, many of these technologies are not able to adequately process the waste, leading to incomplete decomposition and potential health risks.