Transforming Recycling: Are there better uses for business food scraps than landfilling?

Businesses generate 25 per cent of all food waste that goes to landfill — over 75,000 tonnes per year.

Preventing food waste from going to landfill is a simple way for businesses to reduce their carbon footprint. Separating out food scraps can help identify ways to reduce your food waste and save money.

Instead of landfilling businesses could:

  • donate edible food to food banks
  • create upcycled food products
  • turn it into compost.

Businesses will have choices as to how they manage their food scraps once separated. Some may use their recycling company to deal with the food scraps, others may choose to compost on-site or feed to animals.