Renewable Matter # 4 / June

Green Paper that Gives Agribusiness Waste a New Lease of Life

by Roberto Rizzo

When we were children we were told to eat up everything on our plates; wasting food was a big no-no. But perhaps our mothers did not worry about what happened to food before it reached our plates: they did not consider the generation of rejects (and sometimes waste) from the production chain of the agribusiness sector.

Rather than being sent to landfills or waste-to-energy plants, that waste can now become cardboard for high-end packaging, cards for wedding invitations or the paper of the magazine you are leafing through. And a number of other things. We owe it all to...

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