North West food waste firm expands into Norway

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Macclesfield-based Tidy Planet has expanded into Scandinavia, appointing Norwegian waste management firm Berekraft for Alle as the company’s latest distribution partner.

Translated into English as ‘sustainability for all,’ Berekraft for Alle is a start-up company on Norway’s west coast which specialises in the procurement of equipment for water purification, waste vacuum transport and composting. The move represents Tidy Planet’s first commercial collaboration in this area of Northern Europe.

As a result, Tidy Planet’s Rocket Composters – designed to process food, green and animal wastes, as well as sewage sludges – have been added to Berekraft’s portfolio to help manage the country’s organic wastes more sustainably.

Berekraft for Alle’s CEO, Rune Brandal, said: “In Norway, we still have a problem with councils using our fjords and oceans as places to dispose of sewage sludge, which is damaging the health of our marine ecosystems – something we’re passionate about combating.

“This partnership with Tidy Planet is a great opportunity to introduce equipment which has the power to change the way this waste stream is currently being dealt with.”

Also a distributor for global equipment supplier Aqseptence Group, Berekraft for Alle will combine the German firm’s water filtration technology – which generates clean water and compostable sludge – with Tidy Planet’s composting solutions.

Rune added: “Merging the waste management technologies will create a complete wastewater handling system that converts this troublesome waste stream into a valuable compost resource, which we can offer to all Norwegian municipalities.”

Tidy Planet’s director, James Tyler, said: “We’re committed to growing our network of quality distributors in markets that are turning to sustainable food waste disposal, and it’s great to be facilitating this positive and ethical movement in Norway from over 1,500 miles away.”

In July 2019, the Berekraft for Alle team will be visiting Tidy Planet’s headquarters in Macclesfield to receive equipment training and see an existing system – processing sewage screenings at a site in South East England – in action.