Aerobic enzymatic breakdown of food waste

Food - plastic composters
(in progress)

Composting machine for food waste + Bio-plastics + compostable packaging.

The idea of using the BMD as a Food – plastic composter,  to break down plant-based packaging is fascinating. This would be a significant step in converting more usable waste into valuable resources, such as bio-gas, while simultaneously processing the food waste associated with these packaging materials in the BMD machine. However, the execution of this idea presents some challenges, primarily due to the diversity of plant-based materials used for food packaging.


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compostable bags with vegatables
wood cutlery
compostable bottles, cups
compostable products

Our BMD+ machine

To achieve this goal, thorough research into the composition and properties of various plant-based materials is necessary. Additionally, we must find suitable enzymes to efficiently break down these materials. This is a time-consuming process that requires experiments and adjustments to the BMD machine.

The current testing process has already yielded positive results, with some plant-based materials successfully broken down in the Food – plastic composters. However, whether this can be expanded to encompass all compostable plant-based materials remains uncertain and necessitates further efforts and research.

The ultimate aim is to offer a diverse portfolio of materials and products. This would enable businesses to use fossil plastic-free packaging, including packaging made from materials like sugarcane pulp or banana leaves, which can be fully broken down in the BMD machine.

In the future, this sustainable approach will also be available on the website, providing businesses with access to packaging materials that can be broken down in our machines. It’s a promising initiative with the potential to increase its impact on reducing food waste and promoting environmental conservation.

Why develop the BMD+ Food-plastic composters?

In most countries, it’s not allowed to put compostable packaging (PLA-PHA etcetera) into the industrial composting waste stream/ green bin (it’s only used for composting food waste and garden waste).
Most of the compostable packaging products are designed to compost in facilities like this, but still, they are not allowed to be processed in an industrial composting facility. To us, buyers of compostable packaging and end consumers this is really strange. We have searched for years to find the right bio cultures to compost all different kinds of compostable packaging – especially PLA gave us some headaches. But we finally found a solution and combined it with this amazing food digester.

The reason why most companies switch to plant-based packaging like PLA bottles, cups, and cutlery, is that they want to step away from fossil plastic. Fossil plastic creates microplastics in the environment, and microplastic creates numerous health issues for animals and humans. That’s why we are developing the BMD+ Food – plastic composters. When this machine is finished our BMD+ can break down all compostable packaging and bio plastic  And companies can choose to step away from fossil plastic with a full solution much easier.

Bio-plastics and compostable packaging

The goal is to have a full range of different plant-based materials and products that are able to breakdown in our Food – plastic composters. Below some products and materials that we are testing. 

pla bottles and pla preforms

PLA (Poly Lactic Acid)

Make sure your not contaminating the inside of the food composter with fossil plastic. Let take PLA bottles as an example. Search for a provider that also has a PLA cap and label. Single Use Solutions is company that supplies a 100% plant-based product.

PHA cups


Polyhydroxyalkanoaat, is a material made by micro-organism. And more and more product will be made out of this material. It’s home and marine compostable So it can also be digested in our food digester because of our special ” magic sauce”

compostable bag


This Starch bag is a well-seen product after the ban on fossil plastic bags in many countries all over the world. Another product that can be easily digested in our food composter. Other products that are made from starch are food Trays and salad bowls.

compostable coffee cups


The use of hemp is getting more widespread in the food packaging industry. Keep in mind that the full product is made from this plant-based material. Like the coffee cups – some suppliers use fossil plastic or aluminum for the lite.

banana leaves plates

Pressed leaf

Pressed banana or bamboo leaves are a product type that getting popular since more and more countries have bans on single-use plastic plates. It’s an ideal product for our food – plastic composters.


compostable bagasse plates


100% non-toxic sustainable plant byproduct, like sugarcane. Mostly used for food containers and cups. Ideal as catering, food-truck, bakery, restaurant supplies, meal-prep and take-out.

Prototype machine BMD Composting machine - liquid food waste digester. Bio Materials digester.

Small size

Dutch product coming soon

These machines have a daily food waste processing capacity of 80 to 400 liters. 

Prototype machine BMD Composting machine - liquid food waste digester. Bio Materials digester.

Medium size

Dutch product coming soon

These machines have a daily food waste processing capacity of 800 to 1600 liters. 

Prototype machine BMD Composting machine - liquid food waste digester. Bio Materials digester.

Large size

Dutch product coming soon

These machines have a daily food waste processing capacity of 4000  to 16000 liters. 

Benefits of our BMD+ digester

All the benefits of our normal BMD.

No more fossil plastic BioChips

No more micro plastics

Lowers conventional garbage hauling weight.

No more fossil plastic packaging

Amazing marketing story to tell.

Lowers CO2 emission even more

Less food waste to landfills

Become a consultant of our food - plastic composters

Are you interested in becoming a consultant for our BMD brand? Let’s get in touch and see if there is a match.

UPDATE: We have decided to put a hold on new resellers until Q2 2024.

Bio Materials Digester (BMD) recently made a bold decision: We temporarily halt new reseller recruitment. Why? Because we are working on groundbreaking new composting machine design. These machines are set to redefine waste management, being more efficient, eco-friendly, and cost-effective.

But BMD’s vision doesn’t stop there. we’re planning to offer our resellers not just machines, but a complete package. This includes intensive training, marketing support, and access to a range of additional products and services. The goal? To create a strong network of resellers who can offer comprehensive waste management solutions.

Our food - plastic composters partners

Single Use Solutions

A USA based manufacturer of 100% plant-based bottles and caps. The only USDA Bio Preferred approved water bottle in the world.

GS-Green Packaging

A Dutch company specializing in support and consultancy for companies that want to step away from fossil plastic.

Custom Enzymes is our reseller for the country of Australia. They are an industry-leading supplier of enzymatic formulations. 

Oakland Lease UK

Oakland lease UK is our partner for own to lease in Europe. They can provide service in 28 different European countries and the USA.

Dimension Funding

Dimension Funding has partnered with BMD to make it more affordable to purchase Bio Materials Digesters in the USA.