Divert food waste from landfill
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Separate food waste at source
Treat with Bokashi Bran
Convert food waste into compost with garden waste
Save money by diverting food waste from landfill
Make food waste good for the environment
Bokashi Bran (Pty) Ltd, established in 2012, is a business located in Johannesburg, South Africa, that manufactures Bokashi Bran® and offers a sustainable, green solution for food waste disposal. Untreated food waste rots at landfill and generates methane gas and leachates. Bokashi Bran’s vision is to make a difference in diverting food waste from landfill.
Success Case Studies
Silverstar Casino, part of Tsogo Sun Group, implemented the Bokashi Bran® Food Waste Management System in February 2016.
By separating food waste at source and composting, Silverstar have reduced their landfill waste from 37 tonnes per month (2015) to a mere 5 tonnes per month (2018) – a whopping 86% decrease!
In addition, waste collection costs reduced by 59% over the same period. This was achieved by eliminating the compactor and reducing the number of skip lifts.
Following the success of Silverstar, Gold Reef City, Suncoast Casino, Carousel Casino, Crowne Plaza Hotel, and Roche Products also implemented the system.
Artisan Training Institute, Eagle Canyon and The Blades Hotel have all been using the system for over 5 years.
Speaking and presenting Bokashi Bran solutions
Bronwyn has presented the Bokashi Bran® Food Waste Management system to various forums including the Gauteng Waste Management forum hosted by GDARD, the Innovation Hub for Green solutions, NCPC Industrial Symbiosis as well as the Sustainability Food Conference to name a few. She has been involved with the African Youth in Organic Agricultural Production and Processing and participated as an expert facilitator for the African Union for the Youth and Governance Conference. Bokashi Bran is involved with developing environmentally sustainable systems for household waste that will benefit the community in the form of job creation, composting and food gardens.
Africa Sustainability Awards 2017
Bokashi Bran was awarded 2nd place in the Africa Sustainability Awards 2017 held at the JSE in Sandton. The award recognised the green solution in the waste industry.
Benefits of Bokashi Bran®
Food waste has long been a waste problem for municipalities which operate waste processing plants in the form of landfill dump sites. The separation of recyclable waste at landfill is hampered by food waste. Food waste rots when dumped, attracting vermin, disease and causing environmental damage.
Bokashi Bran presents an opportunity to recycle landfill-bound food waste, save the landfill space, and give the consumer the opportunity to benefit from the many positive properties the Bokashi Bran® compost offers as well as improve the quality and quantity of recyclable material.
Bokashi Bran® food waste contains a high nutrient value which can be composted to produce quality plant food and soil enhancer free from chemicals or harmful substances.
The introduction of the macerating machines has opened the market for Bokashi Bran to engage with organisations that have high volumes of food waste. Through the maceration and dewatering system of the equipment, they are able to reduce the food waste volumes by up to 80% resulting in savings in compactor or skip upliftments.
In June 2016, the owner of Bokashi Bran, Bronwyn Jones, attended the Waste Expo held in Las Vegas, USA. The trip consisted of a week-long lectures on food waste management including workshopping on possible solutions. It was encouraging to note that in many respects, Bokashi Bran was already implementing working solutions for this problem. Many of the municipalities in the US and Canada have a weekly food waste collection service but face the challenge of bad odours and the attraction of vermin. Using Bokashi Bran® to treat this food waste will eliminate this problem and offer export opportunities for South Africa.
Bronwyn attended the Sophiatown Green Incubation Ide8 programme in December 2015 where she learnt creative and innovative ways of assessing her business and through careful development and refinement of her business model canvas, has moulded the business to what it is today. To further enhance her business development, she was selected to participate in the mentorship programme that guided her through many business development decisions and strategies. In January 2017, she was mentored by Growth Wheel Consulting under the “Activ8” programme.
To further the growth and development of the business, Bokashi Bran has been part of the iLAB programme through the Entrepreneur Institute. This is a programme of clearly defining the ROI for customers when implementing the Bokashi Bran® system.
Bronwyn is also a qualified Carbon Footprint Analyst which gives her a full understanding of the detrimental effects of food waste on the environment.
We have a small boutique restaurant and 8 self-catering chalets at Honeywood, and we have been using Bokashi to treat all the organic waste on the property now for nearly 4 years. All the waste (including meat, fish, bones, vegies etc.) is collected into drums daily and sprinkled with Bokashi. We store the drum layered with waste and Bokashi for 2 weeks and then empty it into a compost bin and cover with garden waste. After 6 months we get the most incredible compost from the bin to use on our gardens. The best about the whole process is the huge reduction in flies, no decomposing food smell at our refuse bins, and then of course the great compost to use in our gardens.
Thank you for a great product that has solved a nasty problem of treating food waste.