Food, Beverage, Commercial and Retail

Food, Beverage, Commercial and Retail



EnviroServ has more than 40 years’ experience in managing waste across food and beverage industries, including wine, vegetable oil, and fruit juice producers, cereal and vegetable processors, meat, poultry, dairy, and fish and seafood producers and downstream processors and packagers. In these and other organisations, where food is made or packaged for sale, there is a high ratio of product-specific waste.

The utilisation and disposal of product-specific waste is challenging for various scientific reasons, while the ever increasing demand for processed and packaged food is causing increased consumption of water, electricity, and fuel for processing, transportation, and preservation.

Some of the most common technologies used to deal with food waste streams include:

  • Composting
  • Aerobic digestion
  • Sequencing batch reactor
  • Solid state fermentation
  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Thermophilic anaerobic digestion
  • Electrodialysis
  • Incineration
  • Pyrolysis
  • Ozonation
  • Wet oxidation


Apart from food and beverages, there are other waste streams with which the food, beverage, retail, commercial, leisure, and education industries must grapple.

EnviroServ is challenged to find ways to make waste management a positive contributor to the bottom line rather than simply a cost burden. Waste reduction, reuse, and recycling will reduce your carbon footprint, which has become a compliance issue, and conserve energy which will reduce costs.

Beyond these considerations, EnviroServ guides our clients through strategic decisions about waste management that will make your business more waste efficient and sustainable. Every decision you make regarding freight transportation, waste management, product selection, facility management and construction of new facilities has significant environmental impacts. In the modern business world, it also has significant balance sheet impact.

Outsourcing your waste management to specialists like us, who can offer you the benefits of economies of scale and levels of specialisation that may not be available within your employee base, will save you time and money, leaving your employees focused on optimising your core business activities.

If outsourcing doesn’t work for you, there are many products and services we can offer which will reduce your waste management obligations while keeping you compliant.

If you would like to find out about options for your organisation, please contact our Customer Care Line on 0800 192 783 for South African enquiries and click here for the contact details for enquiries across Sub-Saharan Africa.

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