The Best waste is no waste

Not only must we recycle waste, but we must also reduce the waste that we generate since, from the environmental point of view, the best waste is that which is not generated at all.

Why recycling is important?

We usually talk about the benefits for the environment brought about by us recycling waste, but how much are we talking about? Is recycling really good for the environment? Sometimes it’s important to know how much we mean exactly, to put it in “black on white,” with concrete cases and data.

Food waste

Within the scope of waste prevention –generating less garbage –one of the current main battles is the huge quantity of food waste that we produce. We’re not aware of it, but FAO[1] has established that, worldwide, 1/3 of the food produced for human consumption is wasted.

7 benefits of biowaste recycling

After reviewing the importance of biowaste recycling lets put some data and precise benefits of the it’s recycling process, as we saw for the papel plastic, metal and glass recycling:

Biowaste: A key point

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.