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.

What is our garbage like?

The waste in that ends up in the street containers or bins comes mainly from households and businesses (which represent contribute about 1/3 of the municipal waste).