Sustainability services and solutions provider WPM Green Energy has introduced Orca, an on-site aerobic food waste recycling technology, to the Irish market.
Orca stands for Organic Refuse Conversion Alternative. The system recycles food waste within 24 hours at the point of generation, turning food waste into environmentally safe water that flows straight into the sewage system. It reduces the amount of waste that ends in landfill and helps clients to achieve their sustainability initiatives.
Orca currently operates in over a dozen countries and thousands of properties worldwide. It is intended for use in any operation where food waste is generated, including restaurants, bars, cafés, catering companies and more.
The first business to adopt the technology in Ireland is The Yacht restaurant in Clontarf. Head Chef from The Yacht, Rory Stack, said: “Like so many businesses in Ireland today, we were very concerned about food waste and how we were managing our own. We chose the model size that worked for us, it doesn’t drain our power, and it has made the world of a difference to us.”
“We’re excited to add WPM Green Energy as the newest distributor of the Orca technology. As a member of the EU, Ireland is actively working to meet waste targets set out by EU waste legislation. The introduction of the Orca technology will only expedite the fulfillment of these goals,” said Louis Anagnostakos, CEO of Orca Digesters.
“We are delighted to be the first company to introduce the aerobic digestion and such an innovative, high quality clean and safe technology to the Irish market and are convinced that it will assist businesses and organisations in reducing food waste in an environmentally friendly way,” said Brian Connelly, CEO of WPM Green Energy.