We're providing solutions to two dirty problems:
We provide an alternative to putting food scraps in the bin....instead we collect and compost them.
Because food doesn't just break down in landfill and go away. Instead, it mixes with all the plastics and metals in there to make a big old toxic sandwich. This stuff leaches out into our groundwater and can poison animals and ourselves. And we haven't even mentioned the methane gas emissions flowing into the atmosphere as a result of food rotting away in landfill. In fact, if food 'waste' were a country it would be the third biggest greenhouse gas emitter on the planet.
Get the picture?
We put things in the bin and they go away, right? Wrong!
Where do they go? And at what cost?
We're opening local community composting hubs to keep our food waste resources local - both to avoid the transport emissions associated with trucking our waste out of the city, but also because food scraps are valuable, they make compost and compost helps grow food. Did you know that one tonne of compost can sequester approximately 1/2 tonne of C02e (carbon dioxide equivalent emissions) from the atmosphere when it is applied to the land?
It's not waste, until it's wasted!