Food Recycling at the MCG:
The MCG recently won a well-deserved award from the Australian Organics Recycling Association for their sustainability efforts, which includes recycling all their organic waste using the Eco Guardians’ SoilFood System.
Marshall Holding and Vince Macolino were present on the night to accept the Sustainability Victoria - Outstanding Contribution to Industry Development award on behalf of the MCG. “It was nice to be recognised for doing the right thing when it comes to sustainability. Everyone is really excited about this award,” said Mr Holdings.
Currently, the MCG are diverting 83 per cent of their waste away from landfill. The Eco Guardians’ SoilFood System plays a major part in this role.
Operating out of sight within the stadium’s basement, the system processes the leftover food from stadium events, and the clippings from the famous turf. The food waste is recycled on site into SoilFood, a soil additive that is then spread out along the heritage-listed park lands that surround the stadium and donated to local community gardens and charities.
Before the SoilFood System was introduced, the MCG were transporting organic waste to offsite composting facilities. C02 emissions and costs have been reduced from transporting the organic waste, now that it is treated onsite.
The Australian Organics Recycling Association who presented the award, is the peak body representing organics processors and recyclers. They work on behalf of their members to raise awareness of the benefits of recycling organic resources, and advocate for the wider organics
resource recovery and beneficial reuse industries.
If you’re interested in the SoilFood System and how you can incorporate it into your business, contact us here.
Other food waste management services offered by Eco Guardians include: