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Food waste composting application in cafeteria: a case study

Saifullizan, Muhammad Irfan Syafri and Jumat, Erna Mariana and Anak Dang, Elvida Runai and Ithnain, Nurnabila and Ab. Aziz, Siti Hanisah and Radin Mohamed, Radin Maya Saphira and Radin Mahamed, Maya Saphira and Al-Gheethi, Adel Ali Saeed (2018) Food waste composting application in cafeteria: a case study. In: Water and environmental issues. Penerbit UTHM, UTHM, pp. 55-64. ISBN 978-967-2183-94-5

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Abstract

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: Food waste; Leachate; Compost.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Water and Environmental Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Abdul Rahim Mat Radzuan
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2020 00:45
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2020 00:45
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/12627
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