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Earth day April 22nd

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22.  Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day now includes events in more than 193 countries, which are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network.  Earth Day Network works year round to solve climate change, to end plastic pollution, to protect endangered species, and to broaden, educate, and activate the environmental movement across the globe. One billion people Earth Day is now a global event each year, and we believe that more than 1 billion people in 192 countries now take part in...

Food waste in landfill is a major source of greenhouse gas

Australia is one of the top countries that produce the most waste. In Australia, we waste around $8 billion of food each year to landfill, most of which is fresh food and leftovers! Waste generated in Australia grew at a much faster rate than the economy, increasing by approximately 163% between 1996-97 and 2013-14 (ABS 2016). The Government estimates food waste costs the Australian economy $20 billion each year. Over 5 million tonnes of food ends up as landfill, enough to fill 9,000 Olympic sized swimming pools. One in five shopping bags end up in the bin = $3,800 worth...

What you choose to do makes a difference

Managing food waste is a big deal

Now – more than ever – People all over the globe are concerned about the environment. While there’s no single solution for managing and getting rid of the world’s waste, even the simple things we do may have an important impact on the environment – like using an insinkeratorInSinkErator® food waste disposer to keep food waste out of landfills. That may help reduce methane emissions by decomposing food waste. Rotting food also contributes to leachate, an acidic liquid residue that can seep into and contaminate groundwater. Food waste put down disposals may become renewable energy. In Australia, the food waste...

School Strike for the Climate

15th March 2019 150,000 students joined the #ClimateStrike in 64 locations across Australia. The Australian school strike movement began in 2018 when school students in Central Victoria were inspired by 15-year-old Swedish student Greta Thunberg who has been striking outside Swedish Parliament every Friday since August 2018. Last November, over 15,000 Australian school students went on strike, a similar number hit the streets in 2019. Tens of thousands of Australian school students from hundreds of schools in almost 60 cities and towns across Australia will join students from 100 countries to strike from school. Read the full article;

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