To mark World Soils Day, industry and councils are renewing their commitment to the Back to Earth Initiative.
The Back to Earth Initiative is run by the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group (MWRRG) in partnership with 24 metropolitan councils in Melbourne, and four regional Victorian councils.
According to a Back to Earth Initiative statement, World Soils Day serves as a reminder for the importance of soil health, and how compost made from household food and green waste is nourishing Victorian soils.
As part of the Back to Earth Initiative pledge, industry and councils commit to support the successful operation of organics processing facilities and community education.
Veolia and the Australian Organics Recycling Association have made the pledge.
“We commit to supporting the Back to Earth Initiative which promotes food and green waste recycling to the community,” the statement reads.
“We will continue to work with the community, councils and MWRRG to help the community correctly recycle food and green waste.”
The Back to Earth Initiative aims to show how food and green waste is turned into valuable compost.
“By working collaboratively to promote food and/or green waste collection services, councils—supported by MWRRG and industry—can provide clear and consistent information to the community,” the statement reads.