Macclesfield green waste solutions firm, Tidy Planet, has shipped a waste-to-energy composter to Australia in a first for the company.
Tidy Planet’s Rocket Composter unit will divert 200-300 kg of food waste from landfill each day from a not-for-profit community farm in the state of Victoria. Food and garden waste will be collected from the community to produce a nutrient-rich compost in just 14 days.
The Victorian Government is funding the composting project via a community grants initiative. Tidy Planet’s Australian distributor, Eco Guardians, facilitated the deal for the Macclesfield green waste solutions expert. Tidy Planet Sales Manager, Huw Crampton said:
This represents our first ever composting project in Australia and we’re really excited about taking our technology to the other side of the world.
“The food waste management debate has been hotting up in Oz for a while – ever since the government launched the ‘National Food Waste Strategy’ in 2017 – and composting can provide a effective way to reduce landfill and carbon emissions, at the same time.”
David Berry, director of Eco Guardians added:
[Australia] is continuing to take action to halve annual food waste figures by 2030.
“We hope that by showing the positive environmental results composting can have on a localised scale, more businesses and municipalities across the land will see the benefits and look at ways to close the loop themselves to create a more circular economy countrywide.”
The A900 Rocket Composter is set to complete its 17,000 km journey to Fish Creek, Victoria and be installed and operational in September.