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Assessment of food waste recycling policy in Korea

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  • Assessment of food waste recycling policy in Korea
  • Chung, Jaechun; Kim, Youngjun
  • Korea Organic Resources Recycling Association


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Title Assessment of food waste recycling policy in Korea
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Chung, Jaechun; Kim, Youngjun

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[Gyeonggi, South Korea]:Korea Organic Resources Recycling Association

Date 2005
Journal Title; Vol./Issue J.of KORRA:vol. 13(no. 1)
Pages 15
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Territorial Development < Environment
Holding Korea Organic Resources Recycling Association

Abstract

As of 2002, unit generation of food waste in Korea is 0.23kg per capita/day, which is 11,200 tons/day. Approximately 53% of the food waste is generated in residental area and 47% in restaurants and other dining places. The composition of food waste can be divided into vegetables(46%), cereals(22%) and fruits(16%). Presently, the food waste is being recycled as an animal feed (61.5%), composting (36.5%), methane production and other methods(2.1%). Since the occurrence of mad cow disease (borines spongeform encepalo pathy, BSE) and foot and mouth disease over the world,animal feed production from food waste has significantly been decreased, while composting facilities are being increased. At present, two hundreds and five facilities are being operated for food waste recycling. However, the average operation rate is no more than 64.6% due to the lack of the operation skills and the frequent mechanical failure. (The rest omitted)