National Waste Action Plan 2019

The National Waste Action Plan 2019 was agreed by Federal, State and Local governments setting national targets and actions for reducing waste to landfill. To achieve this, industry, waste generators and local government need the right market signals and regulations to drive the necessary investment.

Can compost increase the moisture retention capacity of soils?

The ‘Compost and soil water’ project aimed to investigate the effect of recycled organics on soil moisture. Through farm trials over two growing seasons, it was shown that demand for irrigation was reduced when compost was applied to the soil.

Check out the webinar summarising the project’s findings.

Can FOGO work in MUDs?

Following up on Virginia Brunton’s well received “Where to with food waste” article, Mike Ritchie discusses FOGO in MUDs.

Mike argues that collecting FOGO from MUDs is not just feasible, it is necessary. Getting food and garden waste out of all households will:
– reduce #waste to #landfill by 50% or more
– save up to 2.7% of Australia’s GHG emissions and
– produce millions of tonnes of soil enhancing compost.

Where to with food waste

If global food waste was a country, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world, behind the U.S. and China

One thing we can do to combat climate change as individuals, households, local councils, state governments and federal governments is address food waste to landfill.

So, what are our options?