%0 Journal Article
	%A Mary Josephine
	%D 2014
	%J International Journal of Environmental and Ecological Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 86, 2014
	%T Solid Waste Management through Mushroom  Cultivation – An Eco Friendly Approach
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/9997505
	%V 86
	%X Waste of certain process can be the input source of 
other sectors in order to reduce environmental pollution. Today there 
are more and more solid wastes are generated, but only very small 
amount of those are recycled. So, the threatening of environmental 
pressure to public health is very serious. The methods considered for 
the treatment of solid waste are biogas tanks or processing to make 
animal feed and fertilizer, however, they did not perform well. An 
alternative approach is growing mushrooms on waste residues. This 
is regarded as an environmental friendly solution with potential 
economical benefit. The substrate producers do their best to produce 
quality substrate at low cost. Apart from other methods, this can be 
achieved by employing biologically degradable wastes used as the 
resource material component of the substrate. Mushroom growing is 
a significant tool for the restoration, replenishment and remediation 
of Earth’s overburdened ecosphere. One of the rational methods of 
waste utilization involves locally available wastes. The present study 
aims to find out the yield of mushroom grown on locally available 
waste for free and to conserve our environment by recycling wastes.


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