Food waste management – Survey on current trends around Erode, Tamil Nadu.

  • Ajeeth Pandian M Department of Food Technology, K. S. Rangasamy College of technology, Tiruchengode, Namakkal District, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Saranya S Department of Food Technology, K. S. Rangasamy College of technology, Tiruchengode, Namakkal District, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Lakshmi Rathi R Department of Food Technology, K. S. Rangasamy College of technology, Tiruchengode, Namakkal District, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Kiruthika G Department of Food Technology, K. S. Rangasamy College of technology, Tiruchengode, Namakkal District, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Anita S Department of Food Technology, K. S. Rangasamy College of technology, Tiruchengode, Namakkal District, Tamil Nadu, India.
Keywords: Waste management, Food packaging, Alternatives, Environmental sustainability, Surveying

Abstract

Food waste plays an important role in the economy of food sectors. Apart from direct implication of feeding the needy, decreasing food waste would lead to improved land utilization and water resources management. This article is meant to bring out the food waste management practices followed in and around Erode, Tamil Nadu, and India. The study is based on surveying methodology conducted by designing a questionnaire to bring out the current methods practiced for food waste disposal in restaurants in the locality. The finding of the survey implicates a considerable reduction in the use of plastics following the ban on single use plastics through a government order.

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Published
2019-11-02
How to Cite
M, A. P., S, S., R, L. R., G, K., & S, A. (2019). Food waste management – Survey on current trends around Erode, Tamil Nadu. International Research Journal of Multidisciplinary Technovation, 1(6), 387-393. Retrieved from https://mapletreejournals.com/index.php/irjmt/article/view/306