Tackling One Million Tonnes Of Food Waste
Every year, Australia’s foodservice industry creates one million tonnes of organic waste; roughly the same weight as 19 Sydney Harbour Bridges. Unfortunately, less than 8% of the organic waste generated by the hospitality sector is recycled.
Compost Connect — Australia’s first national composting network — is on a mission to transform food waste into nutrient-rich compost. The platform connects restaurants, bars, cafes and food retailers to compost pickup services.
In a few short months, the initiative has gained support from high-profile chef, Neil Perry, ‘Re’ bartender, Matt Whiley, and Auckland-based restauranteur, Nic Watts. At the helm of Compost Connect is Australian sustainable packaging company, BioPak, and the Australasian Bioplastics Association.