Solid wastes produced in a Turkish state hospital kitchen

Solid wastes produced in a Turkish state hospital kitchen

Author: 
Aysun Yüksel and Aydan Ercan
Abstract: 

Environment is the most important resource in meeting people’s basic need of nutrition and solid wastes are one of the most important reasons of its pollution. Identifying the kind and amount of waste produced in a hospital kitchen which provides collective catering services; understanding the scope of environmental and economic damage.In this study, the amount of solid waste produced is determined as 7238.5 kg; 3317.3 kg of this is recyclable/renewable packaging waste and only 29.2% is collected. Furthermore, it is calculated that if 1132.8 kg of paper/cardboard waste produced is delivered to recycling facilities, 104.5 $ revenue will be acquired. Getting the highest efficiency from natural resources used as raw material and energy, promotion of small amounts of waste production and the recovery and recycling of waste contributes to the economy and benefits the environment.

Paper No: 
1850