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Assessing the Potential of Particleboard Production from Food Waste: Analysis of the Input Materials

Author(s): S Vakalis, A Sotiropoulos , K Moustakas , D Malamis and M Loizidou

The use of organic urban solid waste for the recovery of materials is considered a decisive step for sustainable waste management, the economic viability of waste management plans and the minimization of land use. This work aims to provide a pathway for the exploitation of alternative biomaterials and to help the roadmap for a cyclical economy and sustainable waste management. The present communication has the scope to introduce the concept of producing particleboards by mixing sawdust with dried food waste. In the framework of this study the available dried food waste are assessed for their characteristics and their suitability for utilization.

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