Organic waste

Release the bio-degeneration potential

Nobody would deny that the priority with organic matter such as food waste, is the reduction of this surplus at source. But a hunger to consume and an even bigger willingness to carelessly dispose, results in businesses and the general public producing vast amounts of excessive food ‘scrap’ and packaging waste. Statistics evidence the scale of the problem – while around a third of the world's food is reportedly trashed, the figure in the US is closer to 40%. That's 63 million tonnes of food (or $160 billion) wasted each year. So what role does shredding play?

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  • Why shred organic waste?

    Shredding to a homogenous particle size will achieve the optimum fermentation substrate for effective anaerobic and aerobic digestion processing.

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  • Why shred organic waste?

    Organic waste shredders can also be used to open corn starch bags and liberate food substances from packaging materials.

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  • Why shred organic waste?

    Foreign objects such as silverware are commonplace in the organic waste steam – shredding helps to extract these unexpected materials that could otherwise contaminate the product quality required for onward reuse, recycling or energy recovery.

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  • How can UNTHA help you shred organic waste?

    This is a complex world that we know well. UNTHA’s RS40 organic waste shredder is a popular choice at the front-end of anaerobic digestion plants, whilst UNTHA’s S25 is regularly selected as a pre-treatment solution for the aerobic digestion solutions.

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  • How can UNTHA help you shred organic waste?

    We’ve also been appointed to support with the shredding of edible organic waste for reuse as animal feed, and have helped transform Category 1 International Catering Waste into a biomass product at the two busiest airports in the UK.

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  • How can UNTHA help you shred organic waste?

    We’ve developed features specifically designed to tackle the challenges associated with the commonly aggressive organic waste shredding application, including a slow running operation for consistent product quality, unique cutter and sealing system to prevent machine corrosion, plus foreign object protection to avoid unexpected damage or downtime.

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  • How can UNTHA help you shred organic waste?

    Our machines won’t carry the lowest price tag, but clients will vouch for their unrivalled cost effectiveness in terms of ongoing running costs, productivity and uptime.

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  • How can UNTHA help you shred organic waste?

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Which organic wastes can we shred?

Our range of organic waste shredders

  • Organic waste shredder – a widely tried-and-tested machine for varied AD, biomass and animal feed production applications.

  • A dual-shaft shredder used as a pre-treatment solution on aerobic digestion processing lines.

Biogen

“We have carefully designed and built a number of plants to cost-effectively transform food waste into these valuable resources. UNTHA’s shredding technology forms a key part of this system. The shredders very much act as our ‘front line’ processing machines.”

Biogen spokesperson