Inevitable? Probably not everywhere. But I would predict a significant majority of Australia’s 537 councils will go FOGO within a decade, writes Mike Ritchie, MRA Consulting Group Managing Director.
The City of Stonnington has diverted 4420 tonnes of FOGO from landfill in the last 12 months – a 20 per cent increase over what was previously a green waste only service.
Victoria’s Macedon Ranges Shire Council is expanding its FOGO service to all shire households in July. This completes the roll-out, which began in February 2020 to over 16,000 properties across the shire.
The Western Australian Government has announced the 2021 Better Bins Plus: Go FOGO funding round for local governments to support the transition to three-bin FOGO kerbside collection services.
The NSW Government is ramping up its support for waste recycling, with more than $4 million invested to keep household and general waste out of landfill and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
One of the fastest ways to grow manufacturing jobs in Australia is to ban organics to landfill, writes MRA Consulting Group’s Mike Ritchie and Cara Watters.
Fertiliser production from FOGO proceeds in a carbon negative manufacturing rhythm, writes David Murphy of the Universal Greening Group.
Town of Bassendean residents in Western Australia will soon be able to recycle FOGO, as the town transitions to a better practice, three-bin collection service.
In just two months, Boroondara residents have increased the amount of waste they divert from landfill from 49 per cent to almost 70 per cent.
Australian-based sustainable packaging developer SECOS Group has been selected by Woolworths to supply its compostable products for sale through the supermarket giant’s network of Eco stores.