Turning food waste into water [News]

December 28, 2011 by  
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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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2 Responses to “Turning food waste into water [News]”
  1. Paul Montie says:

    Hi
    Ready the cooments about the ECO WIZ is very enlightning and great to hear, as we have a unit that is also made in Korea that will decompose food waste into a soil amendment in 12hrs while also producing potable water. our new eco 2’s are fully digital with inbuilt shredder weighing program to accurately show the exact weight of the input. anti jamming no plumbing or microbes. the eco 2 will be on display at the up coming American food fair in Chicago in May.The question is is there room for such a product in the Singapore market as we are based in Perth Western Australia.
    all the best in reducing and recycling your food waste.
    Paul

  2. Eugene Tay says:

    @Paul, the market for food waste composters is still small and companies have to compete with the existing provider here. Unless you can provide a much cheaper unit…

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