American Journal of Environmental Protection
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American Journal of Environmental Protection. 2015, 3(2), 53-59
DOI: 10.12691/env-3-2-3
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Hotel Food Scraps Go to the Animals-Reduces Disposal Cost and Saves Environment

R. S. Rohella1, , S.K. Panda1 and Partha Sarathi Das1

1Hi-Tech Institute of Technology, Industrial Estate Khurda-752057

Pub. Date: April 08, 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue RENEWABLE ENERGY)

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R. S. Rohella, S.K. Panda and Partha Sarathi Das. Hotel Food Scraps Go to the Animals-Reduces Disposal Cost and Saves Environment. American Journal of Environmental Protection. 2015; 3(2):53-59. doi: 10.12691/env-3-2-3


The waste generated in the hotel industries both in kitchen and eateries on the daily basis is big challenge. In addition to the man power, cost of waste disposal and environmental pollution, the waste also needs space to store and dispose of safely. The waste from hotel industries were collected from the hotels and dumped for composting. This normally generates biogas which sometimes is collected and utilized and most of the times let-off in atmosphere for further pollution. Some of the bid hotels have even installed bio-methanation plant to generate biogas for their kitchen to save in fuel. Recently some private industries have come up which collect the waste food scrapes directly from hotels and take it their farm, do basic process like sort out the animal waste, grind and process further to feed to their pigs and or animals as feed supplement to save on animal food. Certain health regulations for the animals being fed and the personals handling the waste have strictly to be followed and regularly monitored. This has benefitted the both hotel industries and farm owners. The case studies from within country in Bangalore and a few from abroad have been presented. This mode of food scrapes going to animals trend is getting popular, economical and environment friendly and is expected to grow further and further.

hotel food scraps saves environment reduces disposal cost

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