Hot of the Press! Check out our latest report: Exploring In-Vessel Composting Units for use in urban and Regional Settings

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Concerned about food waste?  Want to establish an onsite food waste recycling system but not sure what the best system for you might be?

The purpose of this report is to provide advice for individuals, groups or organisations seeking to establish onsite food waste recycling projects in urban or regional areas, using ‘in-vessel’ composting
technologies.
This report seeks to:
• Identify different types of in-vessel technologies including their operational processes, end-products (outputs) and potential applications;
• Review a range of in-vessel units in operation in Australia and internationally, exploring their advantages and disadvantages as well as environmental and community impacts;
• Provide recommendations to assist potential users to choose appropriate in-vessel technologies that are ‘fit-for-purpose’ for their site and intended use(s) of the organic end p roduct; and to
• Outline important planning requirements that should be considered by users prior to installation.
A ‘How To’ guide has been prepared as a stand-alone document to complement this report and to provide a quick reference guide for people planning to implement an in-vessel technology. It provides a decision-making tool to assist potential users to choose appropriate in-vessel technologies that are ‘fit-for-purpose’ for their projects.
This research project was funded by the Lord Mayors Charitable Foundation’s Exploration Grant and intended to inform the selection of an appropriate in-vessel unit for a proposed Cultivating Community food waste recycling project.

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One Response to “Hot of the Press! Check out our latest report: Exploring In-Vessel Composting Units for use in urban and Regional Settings”

  1. Evan Lockhart September 12, 2016 at 7:02 am #

    Hey, Great doc!!! We are looking into processing our food waste here at the Council Civic Centre and I found this document very useful. Well Done and thanks.

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