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During the last few years, the awareness about the importance of waste management has grown substantially. Commercial kitchens in particular are expected to play a significant role in this regard as they produce a large volume of waste and by-products, many of which are not biodegradable. That’s why systematic planning and management of solid waste along with their recycling and reuse is a burning topic among environmentalists. As a waste management consultant, HPG Consulting provides comprehensive, scientific waste-management solutions to diverse range of businesses in India and overseas. In this post, we highlight some of the key areas related to waste management and recycling in commercial kitchens such as in hotels and restaurants that we deal with on a regular basis. Take a look.

Reuse of Waste

Waste disposal industry is thriving, and it it is not just about dumping waste into dumpsters. Typically, waste is categorized as either organic, inorganic, or waste that cannot be recycled. Organic waste such as food products are used to create compost, and inorganic waste such as paper is recycled or used to manufacture other products. Reuse of waste materials using an efficient waste management system helps reduce the demand on natural resources. Moreover, there is less garbage produced in the landfills.

Conversion of Waste into Energy

Hospitality industries such as hotels stand to benefit significantly from waste management as it can be used to produce energy. HPG Consulting is equipped with a deep knowledge of landfills and waste-to-energy plants. We make sure the waste management plan we help create is perfectly aligned with the present and future requirements of our clients and comply with all government regulations. Expert advice on converting the energy trapped in an environmental pollutant like waste to electricity is part of our service. It not only helps prevent waste accumulation, but also helps in efficient utilization of waste.

Eco-Friendly Designs for Waste Disposal

When improperly disposed, industrial waste enters the environment and poses health risks, and in some cases, the damage can be irreversible. Numerous instances of pollutants originating from commercial kitchens and ending up in water bodies are there to demonstrate how they harm living organisms in the food chain. Only environment-friendly structural engineering designs that incorporate proper waste management can ensure safe disposal or recycling of waste matters.

Legal Implications

Large-scale commercial kitchens are legally bound to manage waste efficiently. Failure to adhere to the laws and regulations can result in incurring liability for lawsuits on the ground of negligence. This is another area of waste management where we step in to help clients avoid costly and time-consuming lawsuits. With hands-on industry experience, HPG Consulting helps clients in every step of the waste management and recycling process, from planning to implementation. A waste management plan that reduces, disposes, and recycles kitchen waste safely and effectively is what we recommend all of our clients so that they don’t have to face legal tussles unnecessarily.

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Wrap Up

Apart from safe disposal and recycle of waste, an effective waste management plan developed with the help of waste management companies in India has other spinoffs. One of them is job creation. It creates jobs involving transporting, refining, marketing, and selling products. If you are ready to play your part in managing your kitchen waste for safe disposal and reuse, HPG Consulting can help. With nearly 20 years of consulting experience in the food service industry, we have helped countless clients in the facility planning and management segment maximize their operational efficiency and profitability. For more information on our services, call +91-9311-202-627 or fill out our contact form and we will take it from there.

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