4.5 million tonnes
of food scrap and other organic materials ends up in landfill each year in Australia! Once there, they begin to rot anaerobically (without oxygen) and release greenhouse gases, primarily methane (CH4), which contributes to climate change.
16.5 million tonnes
of greenhouse gases released each year from food waste! Many people don’t realise that the impact of methane on climate change is around 25 times greater than carbon dioxide (CO2).
of Australia’s total greenhouse gas emissions comes from organic matter rotting anaerobically (without air) in landfills. To put that in context, that is about as much as the entire country’s aviation industry. By composting your food scraps instead of sending them to landfill, households can significantly reduce their Climate Change footprint.