Insufficient composting

Other Names:
Inadequate recycling of organic wastes

Organic wastes can be treated to produce compost (using aerobic treatment) or a biogas (using anaerobic treatment).


Domestic waste in Europe typically includes 25% putrescibles, largely wet organic material such as food and garden wastes. A study in the USA concluded that around 30% of household waste is compostable.

Narrower Problems:
Loss of micro-organic proteins
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST