PKL Group has provided its Garbage Guzzler aerobic food waste digester to its first school client in the country, Aldenham School in Elstree.
The Garbage Guzzler uses bacteria to reduce organic waste, including food, cardboard and paper packaging. The process can take as little as 24 hours, and harvests a substance that can be used as a soil improver or biomass fuel.
Aldenham made the decision to obtain the technology as part of its aim to become self-sustainable and steering its community towards a more eco-friendly future. Other measures to that end include wiping out a variety of single-use plastics from bottles to packaging throughout the school.
With the help of the Garbage Guzzler, Aldenham will be composting all food wastage which was previously removed from the grounds by lorry, which should make a positive impact on the community, both economically and environmentally.
Lee Vines, chief operating officer for PKL Group, said: “We’re delighted that Aldenham has started using the Garbage Guzzler which helps the environment by reducing methane emissions and capturing carbon in a product which can be used to improve soil.
“Unavoidable food waste is a recurring problem and technologies like the GG are key to helping the planet and reducing the costs and impact of waste.”
Head of Aldenham Senior School, Andy Williams, added: “We are proud to be the first school in the UK using this technology. It is important for us to continue to strive towards a greener future.
“Reducing our wastage this way, on site, enables us to not only service our grounds more efficiently but also allows us to reduce vehicle movements that are associated with recycling.”