Organic material that decomposes, such as garden waste and food waste, makes up around 35% of waste going to landfill - but recycling it is a much better option.
When placed in landfill, organic material generates greenhouse gases including methane which is considered to be 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide. If we recycle green waste it can be turned into useful products for improving soil, growing healthy gardens, and supporting food production.
The Victorian Organics Resource Recovery Strategy provides a strategic statewide approach to government, business, industry and the community to better manage organic wastes.
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Last updated: 24/02/2017