An overview of food waste management in developing countries: Current status and future perspective

Author information: Dr. Chiu-Yue Lin, Head of Green Energy Technology Research Group of Ton Duc Thang University (GET).

Tittle: An overview of food waste management in developing countries: Current status and future perspective

Journal information: The paper was published in the ISI journal Journal of Environmental Management (its impact factor is 2.723 and H-index is 93).

Abstract: Food waste (FW) related issues in developing countries is currently considered to be a major threatening factor for sustainable development and FW management systems. Due to incomplete FW management systems, many developing countries are facing challenges, such as environmental and sanitary problems that are caused by FW. The difference in FW generation trends between developing countries and developed countries was reviewed in this work, which demonstrated that the effects of income level, population growth, and public participation in FW management are very important. Thus, this work aimed to provide an overview of recycling activities, related regulations, and current FW treatment technology in developing countries by following some case studies. Taiwan, has been suggested as being a successful case in terms of FW management, and is therefore a typical model for developing countries to follow. Finally, an integrative management system as a suitable model for FW management has been suggested for developing countries.

 

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