IJESD 2019 Vol.10(3): 100-103 ISSN: 2010-0264
doi: 10.18178/ijesd.2019.10.3.1155

Choice of Food Waste Management for a Large Vegetable Market in Thailand

Weerawat Ounsaneha, Thunwadee Tachapattaworakul Suksaroj, and Cheerawit Rattanapan

Abstract—The food waste is the emerging issue from the growing global population and hence a need to ensure more food. The appropriate management of food waste is of great importance to minimize environmental burdens. For Thailand, 20 % of total solid waste generation was the fresh market and the lack of food waste management for vegetable market in Thailand is presented. Hence, this research was to develop the choice of food waste management for a large vegetable markets in Thailand. The result showed that cabbage and lettuce products were the primary process by cutting for food waste generation in this market. For the owner food waste management, these vegetable wastes were collected by the private sector for fertilizer production and animal feed. Moreover, the physical and chemical characteristics of food waste in this market were the high potential utilization and were acceptable with Thai soil quality standard for heavy metal contamination. Finally, the fertilizer, biogas and refuse derived fuel productions was the strong ability of utilization for food waste management of large vegetable market by the brainstorming with market owner, shop owner and research team.

Index Terms—Food waste management, large fresh market, large vegetable market, Thailand.

Weerawat Ounsaneha is with Faculty of Science and Technology, Valaya Alongkorn Rajabhat University under the Royal Patronage, Thailand (e-mail: weerawat@vru.ac.th).
Thunwadee Tachapattaworakul Suksaroj and Cheerawit Rattanapan are with ASEAN Institute for Health Development, Mahidol University, Thailand (e-mail: thunwadee.suk@mahidol.ac.th, cheerawit.rat@mahidol.ac.th).

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Cite: Weerawat Ounsaneha, Thunwadee Tachapattaworakul Suksaroj, and Cheerawit Rattanapan, "Choice of Food Waste Management for a Large Vegetable Market in Thailand," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 100-103, 2019.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJESD
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Richard Haynes
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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