Options of Recycling of Food Waste

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According to research every year on an average a person produces near about 475 pounds of wastage of food that makes it the third largest element from the aspect of weight to the landfills. This food waste products generates methane gas, known as damaging green house gas which is 20 – 25 times intoxicating than CO2. Wasting of food also refers to the wastage of water, energy as well as packaging that has been used for the production, carrying cost and storage of that particular product.

Hence to stop this wastage of food and to save our earth from the harsh effects of methane gas we need to be cautious and borrow some methods to recycle it.

recycling of food wasteComposting at Home

This process of recycling can be regarded as one of the inexpensive and natural process that can assist you to transform your kitchen and garden waste into useful and nutritional food for your garden. You can compost everything starting from peels of veggies and fruits to teabags, eggshells, cereal boxes, toilet roll tubes etc. you will be surprised by knowing the fact that the process of compost for one year can save the world form the effects of CO2 produced in three months.

If you do not have garden to compost your wastage products then you can ask your local council to do so. They will collect food waste from you to recycle it and apply the following two methods on this note.

In Vessel Composting

Through this process of composting, the food waste and the garden waste are combined together in a tunnel or container for about two to four weeks in a temperature of 70o c to diminish the harmful microbes. The next step includes observation procedure for about 1 – 3 months to ensure the quality level of it as a soil conditioner.

Anaerobic Digestion

Another process of recycling is known as Anaerobic digestion in which micro organisms labeled as methanogens is used to split up the animal manures, food waste and energy crops. The whole process is executed in the absence of oxygen gas in an enclosed container. Finally it produces bio gas which is collected and stored to use for generating electricity, transporting fuels etc. Biofertiliser, produced from this process of recycling can also be used for farming and land regeneration.

Consequently from the aforesaid discussion it can be concluded that with the recycling procedure of food waste you can not only save resources used to the production of it but also save your mother earth from ruthless effects.

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