Less Food to Landfill for a more Sustainable Future!
By Chelsea McLean Organics is the principal component of residential waste sent to landfill in Australia and about half of our country’s food waste comes from our homes. Globally, one third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted, that is 1.3 billion tonnes (FAO, 2011). Australia is ranked as the fourth highest food waster in the world on a per capita basis. The economic costs are significant, $20 billion every year (Commonwealth of Australia, 2017). Glob