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Blue Planet recycled 2389 cases of pop that was de-packaged and sent for protein recovery (fed to bugs that metabolize sugars into protein). All the plastic bottles and aluminum cans were recycled and the liquid went through our Organics Recycling program.

With recent bans on landfilling organic waste, Blue Planet proactively adapted processes to recycle organic food waste into valuable commodities. Through our green approach, generators of large volumes of food waste can rely on us to ensure their
needs are met through an environmentally friendly approach.  Our process ensures full product destruction and diversion from landfill.

Food Waste Recycling in Vancouver and in other areas

Blue Planet Food Waste Recycling is about converting organics waste into valuable commodities, including soils, proteins, oils and other beneficial materials for further downstream use. Since the landfill bans went into effect, we have been working hard to seek out markets and develop technologies that turn organic food waste into favourable value. We work closely with a variety of programs that share our food waste recycling vision to ensure the best channel for your organic recycling needs have been used.

For more information on How Food Waste Recycling works, click here

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Who do we service?

We service large quantity industrial generators of pre-consumer food waste such as food distribution, producers, retailers and transportation/logistics carriers. Anyone that generates large quantities of organics that need recycling in the Vancouver area and beyond. For ‘Blue Box’ bin style recycling (restaurants, homeowners), please check with your local municipality or waste hauler.

What Types of Materials?

  • Expired, distressed or otherwise unsaleable food products
  • Food ingredients
  • Perishable food (bulk and packaged)
  • Food disposals and/or food seizures
  • Packaged foods (glass, cans, plastic packaged)
  • Recalled Products
  • Product Destruction please see our Product Destruction page for more information
  • Hazardous Wastes, liquids

Guarantee of Service provided with Certificate of Assured Destruction/Recycling

Customer Service

We are committed to exceptional customer service.  Your call or email is important to us and we understand that a prompt response is imperative.  Our superior quality and service combined with our industry knowledge allows us to design, implement and execute service plans that help make our customers successful.  we have extensive knowledge and experience in recycling using best practices, technology and markets.  We are experts in what we do, so you can focus on your core business. For more information, click here.

Benefits To Your Operation

  • Labour Savings – we pick up product on skids. No need to transfer into compactors or roll offs,
    saving you time and money.
  • Warehouse Space – we can pick up a combination of materials in any configuration. No need
    to accumulate each material for a full load. We pick up skidded product, plastics, metals, wood
    hazmat and more!
  • No outdoor storage or weather condition issues. We pick up full skids right from your loading dock.
  • Assured Destruction – our recycling process assures complete destruction and confidentiality.
    A Certificate of Destruction is promptly provided.
  • CFIA approved recycling process.

 

How It Works

  • We pick up your materials on skids
  • Materials are mechanically separated (organics, packaging, wood, plastics)
  • Industrial Food Waste is processed by CFIA approved method into by-product (such as dirt or rendered)
  • Plastic, paper, cardboard and wood packaging is recycled
  • We achieve a recycling rate of up to 100%

We start by separating food product from it’s packaging through a mechanized depackager.  The organic material is then brought to one of our partner locations which specializes in either soil composting, rendering or animal feed production.   Separated metal cans, plastic packaging, shrink film and even the wood skid is all recycled, every effort is made to recycle everything!

There are several methods of composting including open and covered windows, aerated static piles, and in-vessel technologies to name a few. A newly emerging technology in BC is called “anaerobic digestion”, which takes organic wastes like food material and captures methane in the process to create renewable energy. In the basic composting process – naturally occurring microorganisms decompose organic waste. Composting facilities manage the proper balance of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, moisture and temperature to create a saleable product that is made available for a variety of uses in landscaping, erosion control, and farming applications.

Finished compost is tested and graded, which determines its final use. The resulting product can be used on site at the processing facility such as a farm, or it can be sold as a product that enriches soil by improving its structure and increasing its moisture and nutrient retention. When compost is used in farming, gardening and landscaping applications, it provides organic nutrients to plants without the use of chemical fertilizers and retains moisture in the soil, reducing the need for watering.

Our goal at Blue Planet Recycling is to support new technologies and the development of methods that take an innovative approach to recycling. One such technology is the use of bug larvae to consume Organic Food waste and transform nutrients into fat and protein. These valuable by-products are then used in animal feeds and fertilizers. Blue Planet carefully screens and selects products that qualify for this program, through our unique ability to un-package, sort and then select specific downstream processes for products that arrive to us – even if mixed on one truck.

Certain Organics Wastes can qualify for rendering – a process that cooks and separates materials into oils and protein meals. Organic Food Waste that works in this process includes fatty foods, meats, and oils. Valuable proteins and rendered fats are then used is products such as animal feed, cosmetics and bio-diesel.

We take Brand Protection and your confidentiality seriously.

As a manufacturer, distributor or logistics service provider with a trusted brand, your reputation is critical to your bottom line. Reselling of branded merchandise poses a major threat to your reputation, so discarding excess inventory, spoiled organics, off-spec product or other distressed materials by simply taking it to the landfill isn’t an option. In addition to legal protection, Blue Planet Recycling provides the added benefit of Corporate Social Responsibility. While destroying, we are also recycling. That’s just smart business.

Blue Planet’s Product Destruction Service is a process whereby products are destroyed or recycled with the process being documented in order to ensure that the product is not being resold or utilized illegally. We handle product destruction in a professional, confidential, and cost efficient timely manner.

Depending on the product, there are many different alternative destruction and recycling methods and technologies available.
These options include:

  • Dismantling into components and recycling
  • Organics Waste de-packaging and composting, recycling packaging
  • Waste-to-Energy Incineration
  • Recycle/reuse or facilitated donation
  • Waste water treatment
  • Shredding
  • Ingredient, commodity or material capture for reuse in other processes

 

We will provide you with a Certificate of Destruction including diversion information showing how much recycling occurred. Upon request, we can provide photos, video or in-person inspections. This guarantee of certified destruction is to protect your liabilities, brand image, and proprietary information.

Let’s face it. The stakes are high for your business and your company brand. If your product falls into the wrong hands and is sold on the “grey market,” your company can face serious brand erosion, faulty or defective liabilities or terrible publicity.  Don’t take any chances, let Blue Planet handle your product destruction needs and rest assured that we are making the best decisions possible for your brand and the environment.

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