Vegetable and food leftovers (mostly from vegetable or animal origin) are called the “organic fraction” or biowaste. Biowaste consists of water (80% of its weight) and organic matter (carbohydrates, proteins, and fats). This waste is generally quite heavy and small in volume as it occupies little space, therefore, it is a high-density type of waste. Continue reading “Biowaste: A key point”
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We have seen how plastic production has increased to 300 million tons in 2013, of which 78 million is destined for the production of plastic packaging. The extraordinary growth of this type of garbage has resulted in many plastics escaping collection and treatment systems and ending up in other places, like the seas or oceans and becoming a big landfill.
Packaging is usually used to contain, protect, handle or deliver goods like food or products in general. Besides the content, packaging also includes auxiliary or ancillary elements (such as labels, lids (on yogurt pots, for example), fillings, among others).
Packaging can be made from different types of material, such as glass, cardboard, plastic or metal, among others.