Whole Foods Market and WISErg Corporation, a bio-clean technology company that converts food scraps into organic fertilizer, recently announced an agreement to deploy the WISErg Harvester unit at Whole Foods Market in Bellevue, Wash.
The Harvester captures data about the sources of food scraps and environmental conditions that grocers analyze to make more informed inventory management decisions. Stores receive regular usage and analytical reports -- providing key insights used to reduce unnecessary inventory loss. The highly secure reporting system can also include multi-store reporting capability. For servicing, the Harvester units are capable of real-time reporting and automatic transmission of diagnostic information, allowing WISErg to dynamically schedule servicing based on usage, while also providing remote monitoring to ensure healthy system operations.
"Our partnership with WISErg is another example of our commitment to the community and the environment," said Dena Hastings, Regional Green Mission Specialist for Whole Foods Market. "We can help to create a virtuous circle of food consumption and production, with nearby growers using organic fertilizer made from food scraps that originate in our store."
By identifying the sources of waste, the Harvester not only gives Whole Foods Market a more sustainable solution for dealing with their food scraps but also a community-friendly solution that minimizes odor and noise commonly associated with compost removal services.
"Whole Foods Market and WISErg are both committed to sustainable business practices within our local communities that are also economically viable," said Larry LeSueur, CEO, WISErg. "With a customer base that cares deeply about the sources of the food they buy, Whole Foods Market can be great ambassadors nationwide for the Harvester technology. We're thrilled to have them as a customer."
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