publication . Conference object . 2015

New paradigms on how to achieve zero food waste in future cities : Optimizing food use by waste prevention and valorization

Redlingshofer, Barbara; Guilbert, Stéphane; Fuentes, Claire; Gracieux, Mélanie;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: TuTech Verlag
Abstract
Cities currently manage uneaten food and other food system based biowaste quite inefficiently. The organic compound, despite its high nutriment value, is only to a small extent recycled and returned to farm soil and therefore, does not contribute to closing ecological nutrient cycles and to supporting sustainable food production [1]. In the US, over 97% of food waste is estimated to be buried in landfills [2]. Forkes has shown for Toronto that only 4.7% at most of food waste nitrogen (including sewage waste) was recovered and/or recycled [3]. For Paris and its suburbs, a similar estimate has been obtained, and this share of nitrogen food waste recycling has been...
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free text keywords: food waste;innovation;urban;foresight;scenarios
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