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 change waste habits in the workplace, and help build awareness in this important resource. Here’s what one of our partners has achieved in their time with us;
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
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.