What is Biowaste?

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Nishita Dixit asked 6 years ago
What is Biowaste
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What is Biowaste
Proper waste management practices have become a necessary for sustainable living. Identifying different types of waste such as biowaste is thus important.
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Team GreenSutra® Staff answered 6 years ago

Biowaste is also referred to as biodegradable waste.

In simple terms, biowaste can be defined as any waste material that is organic or that is capable of decomposing under:

  • Aerobic conditions (In the presence of oxygen)
  • Anaerobic conditions (In the absence of oxygen)

Some examples of biowaste are:

  • Forestry and agricultural residues
  • Animal waste
  • Manure
  • Sewage sludge
  • Commercial food waste
  • Kitchen scraps
  • Garden waste
  • Paper and cardboard waste
  • Natural Textiles