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FACTSHEET 1. Food and Garden Organics . Best Practice Collection Manual. Why Collect Organics?. Move away from landfill. Why Collect Organics?. Divert organics from landfill to:. Achieve . superior environmental outcomes . ID: 137517

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Slide1

Why collect organics?

FACTSHEET 1

Food and Garden Organics

Best Practice Collection Manual

Slide2

Why Collect Organics?

Move away from landfill

Slide3

Why Collect Organics?

Divert organics from landfill to:

Achieve

superior environmental outcomes

Supply

substitutes for dwindling virgin materials

Manufacture

high quality products

Conserve

essential plant nutrients

Achieve

landfill diversion and recovery

targets

Reduce

climate change impacts

Attain

renewable energy certificates

Reducing

carbon price impacts for liable

facilities

Reduce

exposure to landfill levies

Reduce

landfill disposal costs

Realise

parks and gardens costs savings

Enhance

local investment and employment

Meet

community and voter expectations

Achieve

long term

behaviour

change

Enhance

social capital

Conserve

existing landfill airspace

Slide4

Why Collect Organics?

Organics

represent the single largest fraction in a household garbage

bin

Up to 60% of the household waste we throw away each week is food and garden organics

Slide5

Benefits & Drivers

The Waste Hierarchy

Slide6

Benefits & Drivers

EconomicEnvironmentalSocial

Slide7

Economic Benefits

The carbon pricing mechanism

C

arbon price

payment

avoidance by diverting waste from landfill

Landfill costs and levies

Potential

annual savings in landfill costs, landfill levy and carbon

price

Renewable Energy Certificates, potential income by generating green energy

Enhanced investment and employment

Achieving recovery

t

argets

Slide8

Environmental Benefits

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Potential

to save

via

kerbside

collection and

composting, as

each

tonne

of garden and food organics or garden organics alone saves 250 and 320kg of CO

2

e

Conservation of valuable

resources

B

eneficial reuse of organics,

either for land management purposes or for energy generation

Slide9

Social Benefits

Potential

behaviour

change

A

3

rd

bin

for collection of food and garden organics

can influence increased recycling and waste

minimisation

Social capital

A

n

organics collection

may help

strengthen the local community and stimulate interest

in environmental

and sustainability initiatives

Slide10

Other Benefits

Conserving landfill space

Reducing the amounts of waste sent to landfill will preserve its lifespan

Slide11

NB:

Information in

this presentation

is taken from the

Food and Garden Organics Best Practice Collection Manual

(2012) published by the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. The full document is available on the department’s website

www.environment.gov.au/wastepolicy/publications/organics-collection-manual


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