Natural fertilizers through upcycling
In our magazine, we have already introduced you to various residual materials that arise during food processing and offer a mostly undiscovered variety of applications. We started with our article on the possible uses of coffee grounds at the beginning of February, followed by walnut shells, eggshells, fish scraps and others. In this way, we want to continuously draw attention to the waste of valuable raw materials that can be passed on in the sense of a circular economy. For various industries, the use of residual materials represents a cheap and sustainable alternative to conventional, sometimes artificial materials, and also reduces the CO2 emissions and costs that would be incurred if they were disposed of.
More transparency in agriculture through new pesticide regulations
Raw material suppliers as well as food producers regularly have to deal with laws, specifications and guidelines that define what a raw material or end product may and may not contain. This makes sense and is right, after all, the food produced should serve human nutrition and therefore contain as few or no harmful substances as possible. However, new findings and research results ensure that laws are constantly being reviewed and amended, so it is not always easy to keep track.
Can we make cycling even more sustainable? YES, with bio-based materials!
Raw material scarcity and the pollution of the environment caused by plastic-based materials is advancing continuously, making it one of the biggest problems of the 21st century. This issue is moving into the focus of society which creates an increasing attention to circular economy approaches whose success is not based on the consumption of fossil raw materials. It supports the transformation of the petroleum-based economy to a sustainable, post-fossil economy that renounces fossil fuels and raw materials such as coal, oil and natural gas, and is thus an important pillar of the bioeconomy.