Types of waste

The term “biodegradable waste” refers to waste originating from plants, animals or microbial activity. It includes many types of waste that affect different economic areas and industries such as agriculture, the food industry, private consumption and energy production. This broad range shows that the term “biodegradable waste” to is relevant to numerous activities and a similar number of stakeholders.

On the following pages we present some useful information on the current status of biodegradable waste recovery in Switzerland and the processes and stakeholders involved.

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