Food Waste Recycling


The UN Food and Agriculture organisation announced that about 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted over the globe. There are different levels of food wastes namely farming, processing, transporting, cooking, etc. Did you know that around 7 million tonnes of food has been thrown away by the households in UK and among the waste it is claimed that most of them could have been eaten. Don’t waste the food and if you have eaten that may save you money and also helps to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. In fact some of the food wastes are inevitable such as egg shells, fruits and vegetable skin, tea bags, etc. are not going to be on the menu. In the home itself you compost this type of wastes as landfills in your garden. Decomposing of food waste takes place and produces greenhouse gases called methane which acts as a potent hat trapping gases. If not you can get the address from the website and supply food waste to the recycling centre.

It has been estimated that the farmers and livestock owners can feed their animals by utilising the legally permitted food waste and huge amount of grain can be liberated to feed nearly about three billion people around the world. You can deliver the waste food to feed animal is safe and effective way of recycling the waste food.

The waste food or scrapes can be used in the production of biogas. Biogas is found to be renewable source of energy which is produced from the organic matters of fruits and vegetable wastes, forest waste and timber waste. Many innovative methods have been used by the researchers and they capture energy from organic food and incineration process results in the conversion of crude liquid into biofuel. The residue left over is used to produce the methane gas formation where it can be used as source of electricity and heat.

Food packaging materials are used in the restaurants, grocery shop and in other food service centres and they are generating large amount of waste food packaging material. These waste materials each the landfills and causes the land pollution and emits toxic is not possible to avoid using packaging materials such as wrappers, containers and cartons. It can be sent to recycling firms and they utilised in the manufacture of cardboards, egg trays, newspaper and magazines. By using innovative technique, biodegradable disposable plates are made from the food wastes of ground nut shells and from carrot peels.