Recycling food waste

South Korea now recycles 95% of all food waste. The country banned sending food to landfills in 2005. By law, every piece of food waste has to be recycled. People must put every scrap in biodegradable bags and get charged for disposal according to weight. Water gets squeezed out of the food waste first, then all the waste is made into fertilizer or animal feed with excess liquid turned into biogas or bio-oil.


Source: World Economic Forum, 12 April 2019. Read the full article.



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