The importance of waste as a future feedstock for the chemical and allied industries is considered. In particular food supply chain waste is identified as a valuable source of useful chemical functions. While waste can contribute to resources globally it is likely to have an especially strong role in the industrial development of the emerging economies.


Waste Food waste Bio-resources Bio-based chemicals Recycling 

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryGreen Chemistry Centre of Excellence, University of YorkYorkUK

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