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.
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Swiss Wellness have saved 927.3kg of food waste this year.
That is the equivalent to 15.7 tanks of petrol
“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 give 5 cents for every kilo of organic waste diverted from landfill to a charity
For every kilo of waste you save from going to landfill, we put aside five cents to donate to a local organisation. Which charity would you like us to donate to next month?
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.