How Can I Dispose of Planglow’s Plant-Based Packaging?
We supply packaging that is made from plant based materials in place of oil-derived plastics.
Finding the most eco solution for the disposal of food-to-go packaging waste is an ongoing goal that we continue to strive for.
We neither encourage nor support littering in any way.
We need to talk about waste
Packaging containing food residue is difficult to recycle and products made from mixed materials (for example a card wedge with a plastic film) are challenging at best.
Our closed loop waste solution
One alternative solution we are currently able to offer food and drink providers is an onsite bio processor and we have teamed up with PRM Waste Systems to offer a simple and cost-effective method for disposing of food and plant-based packaging waste onsite.
This closed loop solution sidesteps the waste collection services that may or may not be offered in your area.
See our flyer here or read on for further information.
How does it work?
PRM have developed a range of bio processors about the same size as a large wheelie bin or skip. These waste disposal units break our plant-based packaging - along with food waste - down into a soil enricher which can then be used to grow more crops or produce a supplementary biomass fuel.
When PRM tested our products they reported the decomposition as “unprecedented and beyond expectations” Even at 75% packaging waste to 25% food they found near-complete degradation after 17 hours and no packaging was readily distinguishable after 24 hours.
What are the benefits of a bio processor?
The waste units are so effective that they can reduce waste by up to 80% over a 24 hour period. They LOVE plant-based packaging too as it improves the structure of the soil enricher by introducing more oxygen into the mix. What’s more, where most waste collection operators accept around 25% packaging waste maximum (with 75% food waste), PRM’s units can process up to 40% packaging at a time.
- No waste collection services required – everything is done onsite offering a more cost-effective, closed-loop solution.
- No need to separate waste – plant-based packaging and food waste all goes in together.
- Depending on the waste your business produces and your premises, the end product (digestate) could be used as a fertiliser or a biomass fuel. It may also be sent to a biorefinery (to be turned into energy) or used in compost production. Even if your catering operation can’t use digestate onsite (you might not have access to a garden or other outside space), both the volume of waste and the frequency of collections required will be much reduced, further driving down costs.
- Sample digestate from the machine has successfully passed the industry standard, BSI PAS110
For further information regarding PRM Waste Systems:
Tel. Paul Clark on 01823 665541