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Biowaste from the food industry as a source of value for new products

15/02/2021

CATEGORY: Sustainability and environment BRAND: ITENE

It has been estimated that the world's population has increased markedly in recent decades. From 2.6 billion people in 1950 to 7.7 billion in 2020 (United Nations, 2020). Rapid population growth together with socio-economic development comes hand in hand with industrial growth in the food, agricultural and livestock sector, reaching 181.7 billion euros in the market in 2018 (Eurostat, 2018).


 

Licinio Díaz, Isabel de la Torre & Soraya Sánchez - ITENE

 

With this growing industrialisation of the agricultural sector, there has been a consequent increase in the generation of bio-waste which represents a significant environmental challenge to be tackled in the coming years, as well as new challenges and opportunities for companies within the framework of the Circular Economy and the use of waste for the development of new secondary raw materials and the... READING MORE AT https://www.infopack.es/revista/276/#page/53

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