Food Waste RecyclingDecreasing the amount of energy we use but still getting the desired results, has a lot of benefits. The primary benefit would be saving money while also helping the environment.

Generating energy requires precious natural resources like coal, oil and gas. Therefore, saving up on energy can help in preserving these resources for the future and food waste recycling should be at the top of the list. 

Importance of saving energy

When the  demand for energy is low, lesser amounts need to be produced to meets the requirements of the people. Ultimately, if we all decide to consume less energy, we may benefits from the following advantages:

  • It saves you money
  • It helps in improving the economy by saving billions on energy costs, creating jobs and spurring new innovations
  • It is good for the environment
  • It aids in improving national security by cutting down on energy related costs
  • It enhances the quality of life

Now that we know why it is important to save energy, below are a few tips on how to save energy:

Turn off those Electrical Appliances

The first thing to do in order to save energy is to switch off extra electrical appliances. Almost all electrical appliances can be unplugged without upsetting their set ups. A typical household can save $80 to $100 just by switching of the appliances left on standby.

Be careful with those Kitchen Appliances

Saving about $75 is possible by just using the kitchen appliances more carefully. You can do that by:

  • Setting your washing machine at 30°C
  • Collect hot water and use it for washing rather than leaving the hot water tap running
  • Only boil the amount of water you need

You save about $15 on washing at 30°C, $45 by using a bowl to wash rather than letting a tap run and $30 by boiling only what you need.

Recycling Food WasteRecycling to Save Energy

Recycling is a great way to save energy, as it conserves valuable resources by reusing them and eliminates the need for new raw materials to create the end product. Using recycled materials helps in lowering energy costs for manufacturers. The products that can be recycled are:

  • Aluminum
  • Plastic
  • Paper
  • Glass
  • Food Waste

Out of the above list,  food waste is the only one that requires further detailed explanation, as given below.

Food waste recycling

Food tantalizes our taste buds and none of us prefer to throw out good food, as we consider it a waste of money. However, food waste like eggs shells, banana skins and tea bags, inevitably end up in the trash.

Food waste recycling is a great way to stop waste from ending up in the landfill and saving the environment. Food waste recycling can be used to reuse the byproducts of food and improve the quality of the soil by applying it as a fertilizer. It can also be used as bio-fuel to generate electricity to be fed back into the national grid.

Generating Electricity through Food waste Recycling

Food waste recycling can be used to generate electricity with the help of anaerobic digestion. Microorganisms are used to break down food waste in the absence of oxygen in an enclosed system. As it breaks down, it produces methane, which is further converted into biogas used to generate electricity and fuel.

Whether you want to cut down on energy costs; or want to give something back to society as well as help preserve the environment in its original form; saving on energy is a great idea.

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