Take immediate action to reduce food waste in Yarra.
Yarra City Council cannot call itself a sustainable city while 50% of domestic waste going to landfill is organic waste, including a large proportion of food waste. Decomposition of organic waste in landfill produces methane, a greenhouse gas with 28 times the global-warming potential of carbon dioxide.
Why is this important?
Objective 1 in the "City of Yarra Waste Strategy 2014-18" is to 'work towards eliminating organics from waste stream'. Current actions will not achieve elimination of green and food waste from Yarra's domestic bins.
Around the world, in other states and other Victorian municipalities there are many successful food waste schemes. We ask that Yarra City Council develop an effective municipality-wide strategy for domestic food waste disposal as a matter of priority.
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