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Recycling waste streams

WASTE SOLUTIONS FOR DIVERSE CUSTOMERS

Recufood provides organic waste processing solutions for a wide range of customers, including food producers, breweries and beverage companies, fruit growers, vegetable growers, supermarkets and caterers. This diverse group of customers can turn to us for efficient and sustainable waste treatment, converting organic waste into green energy.

Fruit growers and vegetable growers can come to Recufood for recycling residual streams such as crop residues or unsellable produce, and dairies for processing yogurt and dairy waste, for example. For industrial kitchens, caterers and restaurants, we offer customized solutions for processing organic kitchen waste, fats and frying oil.

Supermarkets, grocery shops and wholesalers also find their way to our waste facility to process unsold food products and excess stock.

Recufood takes care of processing organic streams intended for use in animal feed.

Beverage producers and brewers often deal with residual streams such as fruit juices, pulp or residual alcohol. Recufood offers specialized services for processing these residual streams, including alcohol destruction facilities for the legally compliant destruction of alcoholic beverages.

In short, Recufood offers a wide range of solutions for recycling residual streams. By working together on organic waste processing, our customers contribute to sustainable food waste solutions.

TYPE OF WASTE AND PACKAGING WE PROCESS

Residual streams that Recufood processes and destroys

At Recufood, we process a wide range of biological waste. Overproduction, expired, rejected food products…. No worries, give these residual streams a second life and let Recufood recycle this organic waste into raw material for green energy!

  • All types of beverages: alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, juices and milk
  • Swill: food waste, sauces and pre-packaged meals
  • Pastry products, pastries, bread, cereal products
  • Sweets
  • Oil and fats, e.g. frying oil, frying fat
  • Fruit & vegetables
  • Dairy products, yogurt
  • Sludge
  • Organic dregs

Customs and Excise

Thanks to our customs permits for excise goods, part of our clientele consists of breweries, liquor stores and importers of alcoholic beverages. They choose our “customs option”. The destruction of their goods, ranging from beer, wine, over champagne to spirits, is then done under customs supervision.

For those inflows from alcoholic beverages, Recufood can recover excise duties for the customer.

The goods in question are integrated into the recycling process and never reach the market again.
We would be happy to discuss the option of destruction under customs supervision with you, contact us without obligation!

Why does food become waste?

Food sometimes becomes waste due to such factors as overproduction, unmarketability, errors in transportation or storage, and excess inventory. Those factors lead to food waste: food ends up being thrown away rather than consumed. Post-consumer leftovers, swill, also contribute to food waste.

Overstock, recalls, exceeded expiration dates and production errors can occur for a variety of reasons.

  • Overstock can occur due to an error in estimation of demand for a particular product, resulting in too much being produced than what is being sold.
  • Food recalls can occur due to contamination with bacteria or undesirable substances, posing a health risk to consumers.
  • Food products that have passed their expiration date may no longer be sold.
  • Production errors can occur during the manufacturing process and packaging, affecting the taste and quality of the final product.

Recufood offers alternative solutions for processing surplus food, unusable food and beverages. We recycle these waste streams into fertilizers or into mix for anaerobic digestion that biogas plants use to generate green energy.

Waste becomes raw material

Trust us: “None of your organic waste goes to waste”… Do you brew beer, distribute wine, champagne, spirits or soft drinks? Do you deal in packaged or unpackaged fruits and vegetables? We have the right destination for it. You are our suitable partner for the “organic inflow”.

Are beverages, fruits, vegetables or food expired, confiscated, expired, or are you discontinuing certain promotions? Sometimes you have food that has been rejected or recalled due to a production error. Or you may be struggling with temporary overproduction. At Recufood, we process all your organic foods that should or can no longer be marketed.

Packaged and unpackaged: beers and soft drinks, fruit and vegetables, preserves, sauces, pre-packaged meals, confectionery, dough and pastry products, etc. You can also process waste materials such as frying oil, frying fat, sludge and organic sediments in bulk at Recufood and give them a second life. Contact us, and we will relieve you of all your worries.

ALL TYPES OF CONTAINERS

For the delivery of organic food products or beverages, we at Recufood cater to all possible containers or receptacles: supply in bulk trucks, containers, pallet, kegs, drums, ibc, gitter boxes, water bottles, etc. Everything is possible!

In addition, we can also handle any type of food packaging. So if the food is still packaged, for example meal trays, plastic outer packaging, glass, aluminium cans, PET bottles or tetra, this poses no problem at all. This part of the waste treatment process is also fully recycled. Outer packagings enter their specific recycling stream.

Packaging handled by Recufood in beverage processing :

Processing one-way bottles of glass: in this process, the glass will be crushed in our processing plant. The contents will be separated from the glass container, then the crushed glass goes to glass recycling for a second life. The contents of the bottles will go to fermentation, water treatment or animal feed.

Can processing : The contents of the cans will be separated from the packaging, after which the crushed can goes to the smelter. The liquid content goes to fermentation, water treatment or animal feed.

Processing beverage into plastic/Tetra: The contents will be separated from the packaging, after which the plastic goes to plastic recycling. In this way, the contents also get a second life.

Emptying kegs: In this process, the kegs are emptied and then transported empty back to the producer.

Emptying crates of bottles with crown cap: This process involves uncorking the entire beer crate and then emptying the bottles. The crates with emptied bottles are returned to the producer.

Emptying crates of bottles with twist-off lid: In this process, the bottles are opened and then emptied. The bottles and crates are returned to the producer.

Thanks to our self-designed processing lines and flexibility, we can offer a customized solution for you.