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Question: What Kind of Waste Does “Bamboo Leaf for Glutinous Rice Dumpling” Belong To

It’s the season for eating Zongzi (glutinous rice dumpling) again! Zongzi tastes delicious, but many people don’t know what kind of waste the “bamboo leaf for glutinous rice dumpling” belongs to. Apart from the bamboo leaf, many people also feel puzzled about the categories of other wastes, such as loquat kernel, lichee peel and electric mosquito repellent liquid. You will find the answer in this article.


1. What kind of waste does bamboo leaf belong to?

Answer: Residual waste


2. What kind of waste does residual fruit belong to?


It depends on what part does the waste belong to. In general, there are three kinds of residual fruits.




Most fruit peels are household food wastes. But some fruit peels, such as coconut shells and durian shells, are very hard. These peels should be called as shells. They are residual wastes, because they are hard, non-perishable and not easy to degrade.




Fruit pulps are household food wastes, including pulps of strawberry, pineapple, apple, water melon, coconut, durian and sugarcane bagasse that couldn’t be eaten by people.




Kernels and seeds are degradable, and are household food wastes, including grape seeds, orange seeds, apple seeds, water melon seeds, lichee seeds, mango seeds, jujube seeds and loquat seeds.


But hard fruit kernels, such as jack fruit kernels, durian kernels and avocado kernels, are non-perishable and non-degradable, and they are residual wastes.


Fruit parts that could be easily cut, bitten and stripped off, and perishable fruit parts are household food wastes; hard, large fruit parts that could not be easily smashed by machine are residual wastes.


3. What kind of waste does crayfish belong to?


No matter the crayfish has a head or not, crayfish’s meat and clamp, even the whole crayfish belongs to household food waste.


4. What kind of waste does mosquito repellent tablet and electric mosquito repellent liquid belong to?


Mosquito repellent tablet is residual waste. Many mosquito repellent tablets are made of natural mosquito repelling materials, such as extracts from plants, e.g. mint, citronella, wormwood and wild chrysanthemum. They are natural, toxic-free and harmless, and are not hazardous wastes.


Considering the issue of final disposal, mosquito repellent tablets are disposed as residual wastes.

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