Despite the growing awareness by consumers that food waste in America is extremely high, (some estimates put the number at 133 billion pounds of food annually) grocers and restaurants are still developing the infrastructure and processes necessary to reduce and control their portion of the waste stream. Grocery stores must compete with consumer expectations of cosmetic perfection, overstocked/over-stacked product displays and inaccurate or misunderstood sell-by dates which all result in spoilage, waste and potentially malodor.
Restaurants, simply due to the nature of their business, generate enormous amounts of food scraps that, while not waste in an economic sense, nevertheless equate to potential malodor and often a subsequent interruption in business.
At the community level many jurisdictions are implementing curbside source separation of organics in addition to traditional recyclables such as paper and glass. The net effect of all these activities translates into potentially increased malodors as well as vector attraction.
Mitigating and defeating these types of organic fugitive malodors can be effectively accomplished by using Ecosorb® Gel and Spray Gel as well as Ecosorb® 607 for airborne odors. Ecosorb® Spray Gel can be applied on a daily basis to food scrap bins and dumpsters or any vessel reserved for the temporary storage of food waste. For a detailed description of Ecosorb® Spray Gel, please click here.
Proprietary Ecosorb® 607 used in our patent-pending system provides continuous airborne odor defense in small warehouse locations, near and around dumpsters often found behind grocery facilities and via HVAC systems where applicable. For a detailed description of our waterless vapor-phase system, please click here.