Did you know? In India, about 40% of food produced goes to trash. In recent years, there is a growing concern about environmental and economic costs, hunger, and resource conservation associated with food waste among people, which has raised awareness of food loss. Many food processing industries, restaurants, hotels, catering services, etc. discard a lot of organic food waste in landfills every day. The food waste then decomposes or rots without oxygen thereby releasing Green House Gas (Methane) into the air.
What is Food waste?
The term “food waste” refers to food items that are fit for human consumption but thrown away. This is often done at supermarkets, and by consumers. There is 40% of food loss at the post-harvest, and different processing stages of food. Statistics show that in developed countries, food is wasted even at the final consumer stage of the food supply.
Environmental Impact of Food waste
Food waste is linked to biodiversity loss, energy consumption, and Green House Gas emissions. When edible food is discarded all the resources required to bring food from the farm to your table are also discarded. Water for irrigation, land for planting, fertilizers, fuel for harvesting, and transport vehicles are all discarded along with the food. For instance, if a restaurant discards edible food to their bin then all resources used for bringing the food from farm to table is also lost. When discarded waste rots in landfills it gives off Green House Gas which is 25 times more efficient at trapping heat than carbon dioxide. About 6% of global Green House gas emission is due to food loss and food waste. It might be a little higher considering the food loss that happens during post-harvest and the different stages of food processing. What sounds more unfair is the total amount of Global Green House Gas emitted from the production of food that is never eaten. The Global emission from food waste is three times higher than that of operating aircraft.
Recycle your Food Waste
All that food waste that you can’t reuse, don’t send it to landfill. Instead, recycle your food waste to produce Biogas which will be stored in low-pressure. This by-product can be used to produce heat/electricity. All you have to do is install CHUGG- an innovative food waste treatment system in your premises or facility. CHUGG feeds on your everyday food waste, no amount of waste is considered small by CHUGG because recycling every bit of food waste will reduce Green House Gas emission into the air. When food waste is recycled, CHUGG traps the gas and converts it into Biogas which can be used for cooking, fertilizer, and electricity.
Benefits of Food waste treatment
Just imagine how much food goes into waste every day and how much Green House Gas is emitted every year, also how food waste impacts our lives socially, environmentally, and financially. Considering all these significant reasons we give reasons on how food waste treatment benefits you and the environment.
- Saves Money
Conducting a Food waste audit will give you more insights on why, and how your food is going to trash. Proper handling of food waste disposal has shown dramatic financial benefits for some businesses. Reducing food waste, or recycling it with successful recycling programs are all money saved at the end of the day. From food manufacturers to grocery stores dump a lot of organic waste in landfills. Many industries after conducting a food waste audit have found ways to donate or sell food that would otherwise be thrown away in turn reducing waste disposal cost.
Proper handling of food waste disposal may pay off later in unseen ways. Whereas, improper disposal of waste can put you at risk of being fined and also cause environmental destruction. All you need is the motivation to change your food disposal method. Contacting one of the experts in Avris will help you with the rest. The food waste management policies that you currently follow will boost your financial reputation and your employee’s morale.
- Gives high-quality compost
By recycling food waste and other organic waste in CHUGG you get high-quality organic manure required for crops. This manure resulted in higher yield and grain quality than composts.
- Reduces food waste in landfill
Recycling food waste is essentially important as it keeps food waste out of the landfill. Instead of feeding landfills with food waste, feed CHUGG! By feeding CHUGG with food waste you are helping the soil retain its nutrients and reduce landfills.
- Reduces Green House Gas emission
CHUGG traps the gas that emits Green House Gas into the air. This by-product is stored under low pressure to use as fuel for cooking, fertilizer, and electricity.
- Reduces Odor
Dumping food waste on landfills causes a bad odor. Food waste produces Methane which will be emitted into the atmosphere is responsible for producing objectionable odor. CHUGG chomps the food decomposes it inside by trapping methane within, hence odor is eliminated at the source.
Avris, with its innovative Food waste treatment system– CHUGG helps food businesses, facilities, and organizations manage their food waste. Finally, recycling food waste is important to reduce Green House Gas emission and for you. Take the right decision on disposing of business food waste. Our food waste treatment system can handle your food waste the right way.