Whichever way you look at it, it is huge. And, on one point, there is unanimous agreement - these organics, particularly food waste, MUST be diverted from landfill. Organic waste in landfill rots anaerobically and gives off methane gas, which is 21 to 25 times more damaging as a greenhouse gas (GHG) than carbon dioxide.
Some countries have already banned organic waste from landfill or, at least, made the cost of dumping it exorbitant. Australia and New Zealand are following this trend - for example, the State of Victoria increased its Landfill Levy by 100% on 01 July 2010 and by a further 45% in 2011. Such cost escalations are a significant burden on industry, running into tens of thousands of dollars. Many businesses are acting now to avoid reaching crisis point.
Now, with SoilFood, the organic waste can be treated at source and broken down into two re-usable resources - water and a sustainable organic fertiliser.
The SoilFood™ System is a proven process that produces two pathoge-free reusable resources: organic fertiliser and water. Of all the methods of handling food waste, SoilFood™ is unique as an on-site, odour-free process that produces two sterile reusable resources – water and biomass.
The Rocket Composters are designed to recycle food wastes from catering or food service on site. The Rocket® is a continual process system, designed to be fed with wastes as frequently as possible – ideally daily.
of 7.3 million tonnes of food waste is currently recycled in Australia
per annum (approximately) of food waste is diverted with our SoilFood System
per annum (approximately) of SoilFood fertiliser is created using the SoilFood™ System and returned to the earth