Turning food waste into water [News]
By Yasmine Yahya, The Straits Times, 28 Dec 2011.
Green technology was the last thing on the mind of semi-retired marketing professional Renee Mison, but the arrival of a Korean-made machine that turned food waste into sludge water changed all that.
Mrs Mison, 48, was impressed, and also saw that it had a lot of potential.
It led her to buy the intellectual property rights to the food waste decomposer and the company’s Singapore units, and eventually set up Eco-Wiz last year.
Eco-Wiz has since spent more than $500,000 on research and development (R&D) to improve the functions of the decomposer, which is also named The Eco-Wiz.
The company has almost 40 staff, including engineers, researchers, production staff, marketing professionals and salespeople.
The progress is evident in the decomposer, which can now turn the sludge water into dry compost or cleaner water.
Eco-Wiz has installed the decomposer at several hotels including the InterContinental Singapore, and institutions such as the Singapore Polytechnic. Clients can either buy the decomposer, or rent it monthly.
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