Environmental Biotech International has created many innovative green solutions since it was founded in 2007. The latest technologies created by the Bradenton-based company will create 15-25 jobs in the next two months.
One of these technologies is known as GreaseSafe, a green solution that takes grease trap waste and converts it into clean water and organic fertilizer. The other technology separates food content from plastic for recycling, and currently no other company has anything like it.
According to Matt Robinson, VP of operations for Environmental Biotech International, both solutions solve environmental problems in their own way.
"In the next 10 to 15 years, water is going to be a commodity in Florida, which is why our GreaseSafe technology is so needed," says Robinson. "Our technology for plastics recycling will allow more plastics to be reused."
Robinson explains how the plastics recycling will help reduce waste. "If you have a yogurt container and you throw it away, it will not be recycled due to the food contents left behind," he says. "We have a machine that will break the trash up, and separate food from plastic that can be recycled."
As the new technology is implemented, Environmental Biotech International
will be expanding and hiring.
"We are currently shopping for a bigger building in the area," says Robinson. "Job wise we are looking at 15 to 25 employees with salaries ranging from 25k to 35k, as well as management level positions."
Robinson says the company has no plans to leave Manatee County. "This is a great county," he says. "We have been here from the start, and plan to stay here long term."
Writer: Kimberly Patterson
Source: Matt Robinson, Environmental Biotech International