Bio-waste, also known as biodegradable waste, is waste that consists mainly of organic materials. This includes green waste, food waste as well as paper waste, and even biodegradable plastics.
Did you know that bio-waste can be used as a resource for fuel, to generate heat and electricity? We feel like the UK doesn’t make enough use of bio-waste!
Read on to learn more about this powerful source of waste and how you can help Skip It make London a cleaner and greener place!
What is bio-waste?
Bio-waste mostly comes from households and consists of organic materials that can generate carbon dioxide, water, methane or other organic molecules. As bio-waste is produced in large amounts each year, these materials are very cheap and often considered as suitable sources for the production of biofuels.
Classified as bio-waste:
- Green waste à Garden and park waste
- Food waste
- Animal by-products à Animal carcasses and anything they excrete
- Paper waste
- Human waste
- Biodegradable plastics
Bio-waste is often found in municipal waste and also includes sewage, manure and slaughterhouse waste.
How is bio-waste recycled?
Bio-waste, especially food and green waste, is able to naturally attract microorganisms, kickstarting the decomposition process. Decomposition, the primary way of recycling food waste, generates methane, a greenhouse gas – this means it’s a gas that absorbs and emits radiant energy.
This so-called biogas can be captured and transformed into energy, through anaerobic digestion, as the microorganisms that aid the process of decomposition are able to break down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen.
So, to put it in a few simple words, decomposing bio-waste means recycling biodegradable waste into nutrient-rich and reusable materials that can later be added to the soil, as a form of fertilizer.
In many parts of the world, bio-waste is often separated from regular waste, meaning that such waste is removed and isolated from the waste stream. This method reduces the unnecessary volumes of municipal waste, allowing biodegradable waste to be composted and recycled properly.
How can Skip It help?
What we really adore about bio-waste is that there are so many great things you can do with it! Recycling and decomposing such waste can naturally benefit the environment, without releasing any harmful chemicals into the atmosphere.
Here at Skip It, we are strongly committed to recycling, working towards a cleaner environment. In fact, 95 per cent of all the waste we handle is recycled by our network of accredited recycling centres.
With responsible waste disposal at the core of everything we do, we offer a range of reliable waste collection services that can help get rid of your business or residential waste effectively. So, why not hire a skip or book one of our household waste collection services?
Our professional and friendly team are on hand to deliver top-quality and bespoke services for our customers, so you can rest assured that your bio-waste materials will be disposed of and recycled responsibly!
Contact us to find out more about bio-waste and book a reliable service with Skip It today!
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