A new club named De Fruithaven in Rotterdam is making the headlines for their efforts to curb food waste. The club, which aims to get rid of all kinds of waste, is turning the wasted food items into biogas and organic fertilizers.
It’s a very big problem. When you look at it on a macro level, you will see that 50 percent of what we produce gets thrown away. That means 20 percent of all energy production worldwide goes into food: land cultivation, packaging, washing, transport, cooking, whatever.” A spokesperson for the club noted.
Apart from food, they are also making use of 3D printers to recycle the plastic waste into phone cases and furniture.