By-products from Croatian meat processor used as pet food and other animal products

Published: 02/02/2021

Of the total volume of all categories of waste for Croatian meat processor PIK Vrbovec, approximately 70% is recycled or reused.

Of the by-products categorised as animal by-products, the majority of it (57%) is used in the nearby biogas plant, while the remainder is sold to companies producing pet food, animal proteins and animal fat.

Annual savings resulting from this novel approach to industrial symbiosis amount to €330,000.