g21 commercial and industrial food waste survey

16th May, 2019

The Barwon South West Waste and Resource Recovery Group (BSWWRRG) is currently identifying opportunities to reduce the thousands of tonnes of food waste that are sent to landfill each year. Disposing of food in landfill costs business and councils millions of dollars and produces methane which is 25 times more potent than CO2in terms of global warming.

To enable a market-led response to the food waste issue, clear data is required on the source, volumes and types of C&I food waste in the region. In a project co-funded by Cleantech Innovations Geelong, BSWWRRG has engaged specialist waste consultants Rawtec to collect data on the amount of food waste in the G21 region.

A survey has been distributed to agribusinesses and food and beverage businesses in the G21 region, seeking to understand current food waste and recycling practices. Individual business data collected in this survey will be aggregated and anonymised and treated as confidential. It will not be shared with other government agencies, companies or third parties.

For more information contact: Philippa Bakes, Barwon South West Waste and Resources Recovery Group.