A modern approach to food waste
The cost of food waste
The annual value of global food wastage is $1 trillion USD.* That’s equivalent to the GDP of Indonesia, the world’s 15th largest economy.* The grocery industry is recorded as losing $15 billion USD a year on unsold fruits and vegetables,* and the restaurant industry is leaving approximately $2 billion USD on the table as a result of food waste.* And that’s not all – by the time you factor in the operational times involved in handling food waste throughout your operation and then paying to dispose of it, it’s costing you three times over.
More than ever, consumers expect the brands they buy from to be environmental and social stewards. Organizations increasingly need to be seen to be setting environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals that represent their commitment to sustainable growth.
Not only will responsible management of resources gain customer loyalty, but studies have also shown that investment into food waste reduction initiatives resulted in a 600% return over a 3-year period, with 76% of businesses earning back their initial investment within the first year.*
How it works
All ORCAs come equipped with on-board scales that automatically measure the weight of food waste digested. The information is subsequently showcased on the ORCA+ dashboard, offering real-time access to historical and current trends of your food waste diversion.
This allows you to easily measure the amount of food waste your operation is producing, manage your waste reduction plan effectively, and quantify the cost savings and environmental impact that your improvements are making. Keeping garbage trucks off the road, and less food wasted.
The Benefits of Using ORCA
ORCA technology diverts food waste from landfills, reduces methane and carbon dioxide emissions, and recycles food waste into renewable resources. Our technology takes trucks off the road, significantly reducing your organization's overall carbon footprint.
ORCA lowers waste hauling expenses, decreases labour costs, and reduces pest control and janitorial expenses. The weight data generated by ORCA can also help identify consumption patterns, promoting more accurate purchasing decisions.
Most of our customers install ORCA right in their kitchen; there is no need to store food waste on-site and, therefore, less opportunity for pests and rodents. There is no need to transport waste long distances or clean up spills from ripped garbage bags. ORCA also reduces the risk of employee injuries from lifting heavy bags.
ORCA's automated reporting tool helps organizations meet sustainability reporting requirements and comply with organic waste diversion laws and regulations.
An ORCA for every operation
25 lbs / hour
L 50” x W 34” x H 50”
50 lbs / hour
L 69” x W 34” x H 50”
100 lbs / hour
L 113” x W 34” x H 50”
L 65” x W 33” x H 41”
15 lbs / hour
L 23” x W 27” x H 46”