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Progressive Horticulture
Year : 2020, Volume : 52, Issue : 2
First page : ( 115) Last page : ( 119)
Print ISSN : 0970-3020. Online ISSN : 2249-5258.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2249-5258.2020.00015.9

Use of flower waste into value added products for generating livelihood opportunities: A review

Gupta Y.C.*, Qureshi A.

Department of Floriculture and Landscape Architecture, Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan-173230, Himachal Pradesh

*E-mail: ycgupta2006@yahoo.co.in

Online published on 3 May, 2021.

Abstract

Solid waste disposal is major problem in the world, flower waste is an integral part of this Floral waste is one of the major concerns. However, like any other natural solid waste floral waste can we technologically improvised on, converting it to value-added. Degradation otherwise is a very slow process and it causes a massive hazard to wellbeing of our surroundings primarily soil and water. Therefore, there is a need of proper and eco-friendly process for floral waste degradation. Looking into the harmful impact of the improper disposal of wastes on the environment and the slow degradation of these wastes, emphasis should be given on how we can transform this waste to wealth, by their utilisation in diverse sectors, ranging from agriculture to various other industries, creating various value- added products that can help generate livelihood as well.

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Keywords

Flower waste, Value addition, Products, Employment, Livelihood.

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