We are Organic Matters, a Melbourne based waste management service. Our aim is to help get business’s composting in the workplace and having an important impact on the environment.
What we do for you
By setting up one of our bins in your workplace you will have an immediately beneficial impact on the environment. Our bins are maintained, cleaned and collected as per your individual requirements. After collection, the waste is weighted and recycled and we will provide you with statistical information on the impact your business is making.
Simply put - We take the dirty work out of composting, so you can get on with what you do best.
Currently in Australia, organic waste is one of the least recycled waste products with around 90% going directly to landfill. When disposed of, it decomposes and generates methane, a gas that is at least twenty-one times more potent than carbon dioxide in our atmosphere.
A person in Australia generates 133kgs of food waste per year which is equivalent to the CO2 emmisions it takes to power an average household for 22 days.
If food waste was a country, it would be the third biggest emitter of greenhouse gases after the USA and China.
Food waste makes up to 40% of the average Australian household garbage bins.
Australian consumers throw away around 3.1 million tonnes of edible food a year.
Up to a third of all food is estimated to be wasted each year.
We’ll come to you and assess your requirements and install our bins accordingly.
After installation we’ll provide you with an overview of how to use our bins so you can communicate to your team, as well as signage to help encourage composting.
Based on your requirements, we’ll collect the waste and freshen up the bins. All waste is weighted and at the end of each month and we’ll send you a newsletter showing the impact you’ve made.
The waste then gets taken back to our place where we’ll let nature do its thing and turn your food-waste into food for Mother nature.
Up to 40% of the average bin is made up of food waste, which can be composted. When food waste is sent to landfill it is unable to decompose properly. This creates methane gas, which is 21 times more harmful than carbon dioxide