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Throwing money to garbage!! Because it looks ugly!!

Is there anyone with any, any solution??

Developed countries waste foods, as they are having plenty; they throw away the foods which looks ugly.

Whereas, underdeveloped countries waste foods due to lack of infrastructure and technology!!

Some horrible facts are —

1.       1.3 billion tons of foods are wasted every year.

2.       This amounts to US$1 trillion dollars of wasted or lost food.

3.       If wasted food was a country, it would be the third largest producer of carbon dioxide in the world, after the United States and China.

4.       Just one quarter of all wasted food could feed the 795 million undernourished people around the world who suffer from hunger.

5.       Food waste in rich countries (222 million tons) is approximately equivalent to all of the food produced in Sub-Saharan Africa (230 million tons).

6.       A European or North American consumer wastes almost 100 kilograms of food annually, which is more than his or her weight (70 kilograms).

7.       A European or North American consumer wastes 15 times more food than a typical African consumer.

8.       Lack of technology and infrastructure is the main cause of food waste in Africa, as opposed to household food waste in the developed world.

9.       Food waste in Europe alone could feed 200 million hungry people.

10.  Food waste generates 3.3 billion tons of carbon dioxide, which accelerates global climate change.

Get more eye opening information in this video below.

 

World Environment Day (WED) is a day to remember that the Earth’s natural resources are limited, and to celebrate positive environmental actions that protect those resources. Food waste—which represents a third of all food produced globally—is a major area where the Earth’s resources could be used more responsibly. The Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition (BCFN) hopes to reduce food waste by 50 percent by 2020 through the Milan Protocol.

Dedicated to all the Food Handlers on the event of World Environment Day. Living for a Better Tomorrow!!

 

WASTE DISPOSAL

Solid Waste Disposal:

                These will include both domestic and commercial waste. Solid waste may be in the form of refuse, rubbish and garbage. For example items like paper, glass, pins, rejected food constituents produced during food preparation, waste food etc.

                Such solid waste may be disposed as follows-

  • open dumping,

  • incineration

  • compositing

  • sanitary land fill.

 

                Open dumping is easy but not recommended as it is unscientific. Causes nuisance to public, pollution, health and fire hazard.

                Incineration method comprises of burning the refuse in a controlled manner. Smoke treatment necessary to control pollution of air. Commonly used for disposing toxic wastes.

                Sanitary land fill is the cheapest one. It is just modification of open dumping. Waste deposited in 1-5 mt. thick layers in depression ground and then compacted and covered by earth.

                Compositing is biological decomposition of organic substances contained in the waste matter. Compost form through rotting, putrification etc. of such waste. Composts may be used for producing manures. By laying alternating layers of wastes like night soil, animal dung, garbage etc. composts can be made. Equipment available for this purpose. So by compositing also solid waste may be disposed off.

Sewage and Sullage:

                It is defined as combination of domestic sewage, industrial waste and storm water. Domestic sewage is the liquid waste conducted away from residences. Such sewage is also known as sanitary sewage. Industrial waste means liquid waste from industrial establishments. Storm water is the run off on the streets, open space etc. after rainfall that finds way into sewers. Sullage means the water from baths, sinks, kitchen etc, which does not contain human or or animal excreata.

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