Turning your food waste into value
Updated: Apr 21
Turn your commercial garbage disposal into positive value on-site with the innovative food waste solution from The Waste Transformers (TWT).
The Waste Transformers was started by Lara van Druten. Lara has one goal: to create a flourishing business that inspires others to change the way that they deal with organic (food) waste and to establish a business model able to balance financial, social and environmental returns.
Today, the Waste Transformers are the recognized partner of choice for those with the ambition and courage to realize real, circular economies around organic waste.
TWT developed an on-site containerized anaerobic digester, called a Waste Transformer. It is placed next to companies or in communities who produce food waste. Biodegradable waste, such as kitchen waste, and commercial waste is automatically turned into biogas or electricity and heat. No technical knowledge needed. The waste is turned into liquid organic fertilizer ready to replace artificial fertilizers. Different sizes recycle between 350kg - 3000kg organic waste per day.
Food waste, a global pollute
Currently, food waste is at the center of many global challenges. A reduction in food waste will have a game-changing impact on natural resource depletion and degradation, national security, and climate change. Companies and municipalities have an important role to play in setting an example and lead the reduction of organic waste recycling into value.
Food waste recycling on-site
Food waste is a solvable problem. The Waste Transformers want to inspire and support people around the world to understand the value of their food waste streams, so that our society can transition to a low-carbon economy. The Waste Transformers enable organic (food) waste producers to recycle their organic waste streams into clean energy, heat and natural fertilizer all on their own site, in an anaerobic digester aka, a Waste Transformer. It is a local solution for hotels, malls, food production companies, harbors and municipalities.
Organic waste to value
Commercial garbage disposal is something which normally happens out of sight. It’s impersonal, and organic waste is a huge environmental polluter unknown to many of us. On the other hand, sustainable waste management practices are very much appreciated and supported by society and companies clients. Our technology gives organic waste producers the power to generate value from their food waste. Not only in terms of sustainability and financially, but also with respect to PR opportunities. Local communities who live around food waste producers can use the organic fertilizer and compost to grow local crops which can be consumed locally. Pressure on landfills will be reduced and companies can show a practical solution to their waste streams as one of the biggest greenhouse gas polluters we can turn around. To compare, food waste has a much larger footprint compared to polluting plastic straws. Leading by example on-site enables businesses to show their dedication to sustainable entrepreneurship.
Generous Minds experts and network support
In line with our philosophy we introduce our Generous Minds experts and network were relevant, joined forces to increase the chances of success and impact.
In this way The Waste Transformers was one of the change-making inspring cases that were selected as a central case in one of our Integrated Capital Lab where we started our financing support and joined journey. Generous Minds expert support has been focussed on financial support by Ronald Beuk and Jean-Pierre Houtkoop.
For an inspiring impression how The Waste Transformer works please see the biogas digester below.
A Business in a Box!
Emerging economies are bursting with entrepreneurship. However, the access to important resources, knowledge and funding for an entrepreneur to flourish are much harder to find. The Business in a Box program by The Waste Transformers provides local entrepreneurs will all the support and tools they need to run their own Waste Transformer as a business.
Please view the inspiring of Lungile sharing his story why he wants to solve the waste problem in South Africa as a Waste Transformer entrepreneur.