Day 5 tip: Waste – use organic waste for compost in your garden. This helps to avoid the build-up of food waste in landfill at the local tip.
• Check out great apps like ShareWaste which can help you manage your food waste. It will help you to connect with your neighbours who want to recycle kitchen scraps into composting, worm farming or chicken feed.
• Try having an ‘eat me first’ shelf in your fridge. That way you will throw out less food and save money. The average Australian family throws out up to $3,800 worth of food per year!
• If you compost your organic waste, you will not only be stopping garden and food waste from ending up in landfill which causes harmful emissions, you will be creating more nutrients for your garden. That’s great for the soil and you!
• If you live in an apartment think about having a worm farm on your balcony or an under-the-counter compost bin for your food scraps.
• Check out your local area to see if there are any community gardens close by. You might be able to drop off your food scraps for their compost.
• Check with your local or state government to see how you can get rid of your organic waste. Some areas have green waste bins for each home, or you can drop it off at a local collection point.
- A National Waste Policy to reduce waste and increase recycling
- Protecting, conserving and raising awareness of Australia’s national heritage
- Protecting Australia’s much-loved native wildlife
- Working with business and communities to reduce emissions while keeping the economy strong
- Fighting marine debris and caring for our waterways
- Protecting the Reef, 64,000 jobs and its $6.4 billion economic contribution to Australia
Today I asked Minister Payne to explain the link between keeping Australia safe and creating jobs. Government spending on Defence protects our nation and stimulates the defence industry meaning more people can find employment. The Coalition Government has achieved this. Labor had a poor record in their previous 6 year term of government