Biowaste is defined in the landfill directive as ‘waste capable of undergoing anaerobic or aerobic decomposition such as food and garden waste, and paper and cardboard’. The waste may be derived from plant, animal, fungal and bacterial sources, with the plant and animal origins predominating. Food processing waste has significant potential to pollute land, air, and water because of its high Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) and sheer volume. The fact that food waste is generally organic and non-toxic means it lends itself to biological treatment. 

  • Rs.92,000 Crore

    Value of food wastage in India annually