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Composting with Compost Connect

The Calendar Cheese NSW team based at Alexandria have started composting their office and warehouse waste using not-for-profit online platform Compost Connect. The platform was launched to help combat Australia’s food waste and is backed by BioPak and a $400,000 Government grant. Compost Connect aims to help the foodservice industry and food producers find drop off sites, as well as local businesses that are composting, to divert their waste from landfill and into compost. The goal is to halve Australia’s food waste by 2030.

Sustainability has become a core Calendar Cheese company value and we are pleased to take this opportunity to divert food waste from landfill and make a positive difference. The majority of our food comes packaged already, therefore most of the changes thus far have been to our processes.  We have identified product in our range, that when it becomes waste, lends itself to be easily broken down and separated from the packaging. Dry snacks and biscuits are some examples. As the scale of this initiative expands within our organisation, we will need to further adapt our processes and educate our staff. It’s a learning process but one worth embarking on.

The Calendar Team at Alexandria currently compost approximately 180L of food waste per week.

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