Converting Waste into Fertilizer and Fuel Globally
an ordinary landfill, food and other biodegradable wastes can
contribute to methane gas and toxic liquids. ARAMARK teams in Asia and
Europe are working to convert biodegradable waste into more useful
AIM Services, ARAMARK’s joint venture in Japan, has
installed composting machines at 26 account locations. Every month, the
machines turn 150 metric tons of food waste into high-quality
fertilizer, which is then sold through client kiosks for gardening.
UK is piloting a program at several sites to fully compost
biodegradable waste, with a view to a country-wide rollout in the near
future. The initiative includes new educational materials and
customized recycling bins to help customers separate biodegradable
products from other trash.
Last month, ARAMARK Germany began
shipping its waste grease to a facility that converts it into
bio-diesel fuel for trucks. The German team also uses biodegradable
food packaging (which is made of biopolymers produced from starch).