Sunday, September 5, 2010

South Melbourne Market's recycling record

I thought you might be interested to know that the South Melbourne Market, owned and operated by the City of Port Phillip, recycles
  • green waste: 307 cubic metres
  • polystyrene: 1,300 bails
  • fish offal: 265 tonnes
  • meat offal: 501 tonnescardboard: 400 tonnes
  • waxed cardboard: 88 cubic metres
  • waste cooking oil: 26 tonnes which is removed free of cost to create biodiesel

In addition, every Sunday volunteers from Port Melbourne Rotary gather donations of food from stallholders that would otherwise be thrown away for SecondBite - 16 tonnes last year.

1 comment:

Nick said...

Its amazing to see the amount of material removed, fortunately for for reuse, so the market doesn't get swamped by a huge smelly mess.

I often see them busily crushing boxes and shifting tubs of offcuts around the market.