Food Waste to Compost

Adelaide to zero

Pulpmaster machines process food waste at the point of generation into a pulp to be applied to the windrows at Peats Soils to produce various products

How this will impact Adelaide's carbon emissions

The Food Waste to Compost, if rolled out by the City of Adelaide, will further reduce the amount of organic waste that is disposed of in landfill and add to the liveability of the City by reducing foul odour, minismising vermin and the number of MGB's required. Managing these aspects is crucial to ensuring long term customer satisfaction and engagement.

The organic waste will be converted to valuable compost and returned to soil, enhancing the nutrients and water holding capacity of the soil. According to the "Carbon Neutral Adelaide Foundation Report (November 2015) the vast majority of greenhouse gas emissions from the waste sector stem from the organics component it is key that the organics waste stream is captured before entering the general waste stream destined for landfill. Due to the aerobic composting techniques used by the our Partner Peats Soils, the GHG are much lower than if the waste was to go to landfill as well as creating a recycled product with an established market.

Voting has now closed for the Wildcard prize. Stay tuned to find out which project will be the 11th finalist.

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