24-25 Jul 2024

Speaker Profile

KORE Wireless

State and national government policies and targets are in place that strongly encourage FOGO recycling. Organic wastes and recycled organic products are bulky materials that can’t be economically transported more than a few hundred kilometres. Therefore, organic recycling services and infrastructure are typically organised and established at a local or regional level. It is therefore falls to local governments, and sometimes regional groups of councils, to facilitate or directly organise the provision of these services and the related infrastructure. This means that similar services and infrastructure are being established in hundreds of places around the country.

Establishing organic recycling is a complex task requiring a diverse knowledge base and involving a wide range of skills and experience. As we approach one third of Australian local government areas with FOGO collection services, with many more planning to introduce these services, we have an excellent opportunity to identify best practice and share it with our many colleagues considering or actively planning organic recycling services and infrastructure.

Some of the hardest lessons that have been learnt relate to the presence of contamination in FOGO and in the recycled organic products manufactured from these materials. It is important that the lessons learnt be recognised and widely communicated. Governments around Australia are supporting that communication process through guides and case studies.

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