Food waste composting in cafeterias: a case study

Saifullizan, Muhammad Irfan Syafri and Jumat, Erna Mariana and Dang, Elvida Runai and Ithnain, Nurnabila and Ab. Aziz, Siti Hanisah and Radin Mahamed, Radin Maya Saphira and Al-Gheethi, Adel (2020) Food waste composting in cafeterias: a case study. In: Water and Environmental Issues. Penerbit UTHM, pp. 55-64. ISBN 978-967-2183-94-5

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Excessive waste has become the environmental issue that cannot be neglected. Food wastes are among the waste that filled up the landfill sites and they are abundance. The impacts of massive mountains of food waste in the landfills affect the local community surrounding the area. They do not only cause unattractive sight but also produce bad odour and gas such as methane gas. This gas is dangerous than any greenhouse gasses because it can easily explode. Another problem is leachate, which can affect the clean ground water. Thus, this project proposes a conventional method to reduce the food waste by composting. The proposed approach is made because the compost materials will breakdown and can be used as fertilizer for gardening. As the project reached the end, it is found that composting is a very effective way to reduce food waste and it gives more benefits.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Water Quality Management; Natural resources—Management; Air quality management; Conservation of natural resources; Environmental protection; Government publications-- Malaysia
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD201-500 Water supply for domestic and industrial purposes
Divisions: Faculty of Civil Engineering and Built Environment > Department of Civil Engineering : Water and Environmental Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Siti Noraida Miskan
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2021 07:09
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2021 07:09

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