oa M&J Retail - Recycling citrus waste into animal feed - : juice

Volume 6, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1819-3854



More than two million tonnes of pulp, peel and rag remain each year after citrus fruits are processed into juice, frozen concentrate and sections. In the past, solid waste, the culls and surplus fruit, were dumped on wastelands or used as soil conditioners on cultivated land, while liquid waste was ponded or flushed into streams, lakes or sewers. However, all such solutions have since proven unsatisfactory and dangerous, since a pile of rotting orange peels soon begins to smell, underground water supplies become contaminated and the increased biochemical oxygen demand kills aquatic life or exceeds the capacities of sewage-treatment plants.

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