Cabrini is a care facility provider, owned and operated by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Cabrini have facilities at Malvern, Prahran and Brighton, a residential aged-care home at Ashwood and a rehabilitation service at Elsternwick. Cabrini is a not-for-profit health service - all surpluses are used to develop their services and facilities to provide the best possible care for patients and families.
Their main campus in Malvern currently runs two SoilFood™ units that process 250-300 kilograms of food waste each day. This reduces Cabrini’s contribution to landfill by 75-80% and also reduces the odours and flies around the bins, maintaining hygiene.
Since 2013, Eco Guardians have been re-purposing 1.2 tonnes per day of food waste from cafes and restaurants in the Degraves Street laneways, using their SoilFood™ System.
Since the implementation of the system, the operators in the precinct have diverted 392 tonnes of food and recycling material from landfill. 130,000 kilograms of food waste from the precinct is diverted from landfill every year, and the precinct have reduced their overall landfill contribution by almost 70%.
Over 100 businesses now participate in the program, which is marketed solely through word of mouth.
The Melbourne Cricket Ground was established in 1853, less than 20 years after the founding of Melbourne. It is the home of Australian Football, the 1877 birthplace of test cricket, and can hold around 100,000 people at any one time.
As part of the corporate program to reduce their environmental footprint, the MCG implemented the Eco Guardians SoilFood™ System, enabling them to repurpose leftover food from stadium events and clippings from the famous turf. Since the implementation of the SoilFood™ System, the MCG has reduced both CO2 emissions and the cost of transporting organic waste to landfill or composting sites. Currently, the MCG are diverting 83% of their waste away from landfill.
Prahran Market is one of the premier fresh food markets in Melbourne, Australia. It has existed on its present site in South Yarra for over 125 years.
Prahran Market has led the way in identifying waste-minimisation strategies for market environments, and installed an Eco Guardians SoilFood™ System to help reduce the organic waste they were sending to landfill.
Since the installation of the SoilFood™ System, Prahran Market has significantly reduced their greenhouse gas emissions and waste removal costs. The SoilFood™ fertiliser produced by the unit is then sold in the market to patrons.
Since 1867, South Melbourne Market has been a treasured inner city landmark and a favourite amongst locals and visitors. It is the quintessential village market, a place where people come not only to purchase fresh food, but to meet, eat, drink, shop, discover, share and connect. The SoilFood™ System has been added to a suite of green initiatives within the market in an effort to lessen their environmental footprint."
The SoilFood™ System has allowed the South Melbourne Market to divert up to 1.2 tonnes of food waste each day, reducing both their greenhouse gas emissions and leachate creation. The SoilFood™ fertiliser produced by the system is sold on to market patrons and the condensate water produced is used for cleaning and irrigation.
HealthShare NSW are Australia’s largest public-sector shared-service provider who provide care for more than one million patients every year. Taking care of this volume of patients naturally generates large volumes of food scraps, and with NSW having the country’s highest landfill levy, managing this cost is vital for the organisation.
Eco Guardians provided SoilFood™ Systems to introduce food waste repurposing at a key metropolitan and a regional site. Staff have welcomed the units and found them easy to integrate into their existing waste practices.
of greenhouse gases heating the planet are caused by food waste
diverted from landfill avoids the creation of enough CO2 TO equate to taking a car off the road for a year
in greenhouse gas emissions can be achieved with our SoilFood System