Predicted growth of world urban food waste and methane production

  title={Predicted growth of world urban food waste and methane production},
  author={Bijaya K. Adhikari and Suzelle F. Barrington and Jos{\'e} I. Mart{\'i}nez},
  journal={Waste Management \& Research},
  pages={421 - 433}
Landfill gas emissions are one of the largest anthropogenic sources of methane especially because of food waste (FW). To prevent these emissions growing with world population, future FW best management practices need to be evaluated. The objective of this paper was therefore to predict FW production for 2025 if present management practices are maintained, and then, to compare the impact of scenario 1: encouraging people to stay in rural areas and composting 75% of their FW, and; of scenario 2… 

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