The Valuewaste project is currently carring out a survey, prepared by University of Savonia (Filandia) together with the municipalities of Murcia (Spain) and Kalundborg (Denmark), to assess the social acceptance of bioproducts (feed and fertilizers) derived from organic waste in the cities of Murcia (Spain) and Kalundborg (Denmark).
Bio-based products are wholly or partly derived from materials of biological origin, excluding materials embedded in geological formations and/or fossilised. In industrial processes, enzymes are used in the production of chemical building blocks, detergents, pulp and paper, textiles, etc. By using fermentation and bio-catalysis instead of traditional chemical synthesis, higher process efficiency can be obtained, resulting in a decrease in energy and water consumption, and a reduction of toxic waste. As they are derived from renewable raw materials such as plants, bio-based products can help reduce CO2 and offer other advantages such as lower toxicity or novel product characteristics (e.g. biodegradable plastic materials) – EU Commission.
The survey consists of a total of 17 questions, divided into four blocks: general information, society, community and market and final consumer. Likewise, it is offered in three languages (Spanish, Danish and English) and takes around 5 minutes to complete.
Participation so far
During the first three weeks, about 200 people form the City of Murcia have already participated in the survey. From them, about 70% of the were university students and 56% of the total respondents were between 31 and 45 years old.
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If you live in Murcia (Spain) or Kalundborg (Denmark), this is your chance to support the Valuewaste project!