We are so excited to announce the launch of Compost Connect! An Australian government endorsed, not-for-profit, designed with three main functions in mind.
Essentially, Compost Connect helps Australian's access composting services for their organic waste, including our compostable food packaging and your kitchen food waste. Planet Friendly Packaging fully supports this venture as it connects our customers with the final piece of the puzzle to creating a circular economy. It allows you and your customers to dispose of our planet friendly products in the correct way. We think it's a positive game changer in the food services industry.
Using compostable packaging is only half of the solution to reducing food waste and combating global warming. Food production and waste account for 26% of global greenhouse gas emissions and food waste breaking down in landfill emits methane, a greenhouse gas that is 26 times more harmful than CO2. Furthermore, less than 8% of the 1,000,000 tonnes of organic waste generated by the foodservice and hospitality sector is recycled.
Without a national composting infrastructure in Australia, it was clear that a local solution was needed for the current food waste recycling crisis. By connecting packaging and food service businesses with the organic waste industry. Compost Connect is helping to grow access to organic recycling and instigate widespread change.
Signing up is easy! Jump over to our Composting page to learn all the details.
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