45 jobs set to go to waste
Food waste recycling company CaterWaste has announced it is to create 45 jobs throughout the country. The jobs will be in the areas of sales, services and collection and processing of waste.
"Probably at least 50pc of the jobs will be in the Dublin area but we do plan to get full coverage throughout the whole of the country," operations director Michael Dorman, pictured, told the Irish Independent.
The announcement came at the launch of the company's new "BioBear" range of waste food processing machines at the Food Hospitality Ireland Show in Citywest.
The company calls the machines "the most technologically advanced recycling equipment within the catering industry", and says the range can transform food waste into sterilised biomass material within two hours.
The process involved took five years to develop and using electrical dehydration technology to grind up waste food material.
Humidity-sensing technology then removes moisture from the unit as steam.
"The BioBear range can process waste within small deli counters right up to larger hotels, schools and hospitals and is the ideal solution for restaurants wishing to meet the new Food Waste Regulations," Dorman said.
"With the introduction of new Food Waste Regulations, eateries are obliged to segregate their food waste, and make it available for separate collection. The use of wet waste disposal units discharging direct to the drainage system is prohibited and this latest technology will allow catering premises to reduce their waste food by up to 90pc without producing any trade effluent," he added.