8% of greenhouse gases heating the planet are caused by food waste.
Australian consumers throw away around 3.1 million tonnes of edible food a year.
We at Organic Matters are set out to changes habits in the office, and help build awareness in the community. See what some of our partners have achieved in the short time with us.
has saved over
of food waste from landfill since 2o18
“A person in Australia generates 133kgs of food waste per year which is equivalent to the CO2 emmisions it takes to power an average household for 22 days.”Fact.Australian National Waste Report, 2016
“If food waste was a country, it would be the third biggest emitter of greenhouse gases after the USA and China.”FactFood wastage footprint report, 2013
“Australian consumers throw away around 3.1 million tonnes of edible food a year.”FactDepartment of the Environment and Energy
“Up to a third of all food is estimated to be wasted each year.”FactFAO, 2013
We donate a portion of profits each month to a local charity
We’ve changed from donating “per kilo” to “per customer” to promote the thought: Better than wasting food correctly, is not wasting food at all.
We Support CERES, an environmental education centre, urban farm and social enterprise hub located on Wurundjeri land alongside the Merri Creek in Melbourne.
Where your waste ends up
Your waste gets turned into nutrient-dense compost, primarily for the agricultural industry, helping to improve the quality and water-retentive properties of topsoil used for Australian crops.