Zero Waste Australia: Linking Waste Disposal to Agriculture

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Published on December 28, 2008

Author: michaelkielymarketing

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Gerry Gillespie is the driving force behind ZeroWaste Australia, an initiative which aims to compost everything possible and return it to the soil. He explains how waste disposal can link city and country. This presentation was given at the Carbon Farming Expo & Conference Orange 18-19 November, 2008. Orange is in new South Wales, Australia.

 

beyond business as usual

the BIG picture

the REALLY BIG picture nutrients

the current process of waste management is wasting valuable nutrients Compostable, clean organic material which contains the nutrients necessary for the production of food is currently lost to landfill Plants need between 60 to 90 nutrients, minerals and trace elements to be healthy Chemical fertiliser only contains a few of these

Compostable, clean organic material which contains the nutrients necessary for the production of food is currently lost to landfill

Plants need between 60 to 90 nutrients, minerals and trace elements to be healthy

Chemical fertiliser only contains a few of these

 

nutrients are the vitamins, minerals, and other substances in food that keep your body healthy and help it grow farming is about food production food is about nutrients nutrients

seeks the capture of all nutrients in organic waste for conversion into a range of high grade soil amendments

used a standard barcode to identify and reward the individual household for clean source separation of waste

         Increased yield        Improved crop quality        Reduced water use        Improved water efficiency        Improved soil structure         Increased microbial activity        Reduced nutrient leakage        Reduced fertilizer costs        Reduced erosion        Carbon sequestration         Increased land value gives the farmer these benefits:

         Increased yield

       Improved crop quality

       Reduced water use

       Improved water efficiency

       Improved soil structure

        Increased microbial activity

       Reduced nutrient leakage

       Reduced fertilizer costs

       Reduced erosion

       Carbon sequestration

        Increased land value

linking urban and rural communities

the future system of

from the soil to the city from the demonstrating a new economic system for ecological business people understand it!

 

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