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Towards zero-waste production in slaughters and tanneries as a result of a symbiotic interaction.

Objective

Coat sow residues (hair of animals) cannot be recovered and recycled because serious technological difficulties for its treatment by any method considered. That is why coat sow residues are, at the end, dumped into urban landfills. In some cases those organic residues suppose up to 80% of the whole volume of wastes located in landfills Developing a profitable methodology to transform it in compost will solve this problem. Moreover, the use of such a rich product could generate a compost with a high added value because high nitrogen levels of this residue. The actual tendency on the utilisation of compost by farmers is growing up. This methodology permits the reduction of the landfill pressure through the recycle of the organic residues. The implementation of this methodology suppose the symbiotic collaboration between slaughters/tanneries, transformation companies and farmers that will close a cycle of life where should generate a considerable number of specialised employees

Funding Scheme

EAW - Exploratory awards

Coordinator

EMBUTIDOS Y JAMONES FERMIN S.L.
Address
Ctra. Salamanca, Km 77.3
37624 La Alberca (Salamanca)
Spain

Participants (1)

QUAL-FORMACAO E SERVICOS EM GESTAO DA QUALIDADE LTD.
Portugal
Address
Edificio D. Nuno Praceta D'nuno Alvares Pereira 20
4450-219 Matosinhos