Sometimes, our eyes are bigger than our stomachs and we cook too much food, which often goes to waste.
The scale of our planet’s problem with food waste is considerable. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, around 1.3 billion tons of food produced for human consumption is either lost or wasted every year.
In Israel, one business wants to turn the scraps of food we would otherwise throw in the trash into energy. Homebiogas has developed a system which uses bacteria to break down organic matter and convert it into cooking gas and fertilizer.
HomeBiogas is one of many businesses aiming to utilize the potential of waste from the food industry. Other firms include U.K. based bio-bean, which recycles used coffee grounds and converts them into biofuels and biochemicals.
As users of the HomeBiogas system, which resembles a black and green tent like structure, prepare food, they collect the scraps in a bin. These scraps – which could be anything from fruit…