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Giorgio Dell’Acqua, Ph.D.
Jersey City, NJ There is rediscovered interest in understanding the potential for recycling industrially processed food waste to create new safe and effective products for other applications; e.g., energy, pharma, nutra- ceuticals and cosmetics, to name the top few.
1 An increase in food processing in the last 50 years
has slowly and consistently generated a large amount of non-edible
by-products, including fruit and vegetable peels, seeds and leaves.
Additionally, disposing of waste water from food processing in a manner that avoids environmental pollution is a management issue.
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• Coffee, tomato, olive and citrus waste have
a negative impact on the environment and
economy. Recycling this waste could lower
its impact and increase the sustainability of
• Waste from food processing is rich in
healthy compounds that can be recycled
into cosmetic formulations for various
Recycling Food by-products for Skin Care