New legislation stipulates that all organisations should divert biodegradable organic waste from general waste. But Why?
Biodegradable and organic waste that ends up at landfill generate an incredible amount of methane gas, which is a greenhouse gas with more than 84 times the global warming capacity of carbon dioxide over a 20-year period.
Decomposing landfill food waste at landfill generate toxic leachates which contaminate our groundwater. Water contamination by landfill leachates can cause health conditions such as allergies, stomach disorders, blood disorders, renal failure, seizures, birth defects and even cancer.
So, if you’re truly worried about both human health and the effects of global warming, it should definitely concern you to discover that it is estimated that only 10% of all our current food waste is diverted from landfill for composting.
The good news is that there is an easy way that you can start contributing to making a difference and encouraging fellow restaurant owners, food outlets, supermarkets and any business generating organic waste, friends and family to do the same.
Our dedicated waste partners are committed to assisting you with this process speak to our team now to help you make the necessary changes.