The theme for Planet Ark’s Nationwide Recycling Week 2018, November 12-18, is “From Waste Struggle to Recycling Re-Boot”, which goals to problem us to re-think our concepts on recycling, each within the yellow lid recycling bin and the golf green organics bin.
With maximum Kangaroo Island citizens making excellent use of the yellow lid recycling bin for the disposal of onerous/inflexible plastic, bottles, cardboard and paper based totally merchandise, it’s time to believe what else we will do to divert different waste clear of landfill.
Effects from the Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority (FRWA) 2017 kerbside bin audit published 44 in keeping with cent of Meals Natural and Inexperienced Organics (FOGO) waste subject material was once going into the overall waste bin.
When FOGO subject material is disposed of within the kerbside basic waste bin all of this FOGO waste leads to landfill, which is each pricey to move off the Island, and is damaging to the surroundings.
FRWA encourages KI citizens to make use of a kitchen caddy coated with a compostable bag to gather kitchen scraps and cast off this natural waste within the inexperienced organics bin, together with different lawn organics.
All FOGO fabrics will also be disposed of within the inexperienced organics bin including-:
- fruit and vegetable scraps, processed meals and leftovers from foods reminiscent of meat, fish, rooster, bone, bread, egg, egg shells, dairy merchandise, espresso grounds and tea baggage, even compostable plates and cutlery;
- lawn waste adding grass clippings, vegetation and herbs, small branches and leaves
Many KI citizens additionally use a bug farm or a house compost bin to show meals scraps into treasured lawn compost at house or just accumulate meals scraps to feed to the their chooks.
FOGO subject material which is diverted in to the kerbside inexperienced organics waste circulation is processed into treasured mulch, recycling and keeping this useful resource to be used in native gardens and parks, heading off the landfill price and levies.
Diverting FOGO waste into the golf green organics bin is in all probability the best way you and your circle of relatives can give a contribution to the round economic system, making sure that FOGO waste is retained on Kangaroo Island, re-used and returned to counterpoint the soil.
A spread of assets are to be had at the FRWA site www.frwa.com.au to lend a hand citizens with their recycling efforts.
A brand new FOGO Person Information can also be to be had quickly at the FRWA internet or from the KI Council place of job.
FRWA schooling officer Joanne McPhee can be to be had to talk to KI golf equipment or colleges within the New Yr, so please touch FRWA on 8555 7405 or e-mail: [email protected] for additional knowledge or to e-book a consultation.
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