Organic waste

The organic waste stream is composed of waste of a biological origin such as paper and cardboard, food, green and garden waste, animal waste and biosolids and sludges.Organic waste is usually generated as a component of most waste streams.There are two common sources of confusion about the term organic waste.Firstly, the term is generally not intended to include plastics or rubber even though to an organic chemist, these polymers are certainly organic.Secondly, putrescible wastes are a subset of organic wastes with the distinction being that putrescible wastes, for instance food scraps, tend to biodegrade very rapidly whereas some other organic wastes, for instance paper, tend to require lengthy times or special conditions to biodegrade. Organic wastes are the single largest component of the waste stream.