In October 2020 Katikati Taiao will be hosting an Organic Waste Forum to share our vision of creating a pilot organic waste project to add value to food waste in our community. This forum will discuss the benefits to industry and to the whole community by using a “Circular Economy” model.
Waste could be from the following places:
Homes and gardens
Business, shops and restaurants
The perceived benefits of the organic waste project are:
reduced carbon emissions as organic waste is not transported to far away destinations, (only to be brought back as compost)
increased employment opportunities for locals: collection, processing, administration, revenue handling, health and safety etc
increased training opportunities for locals: forklift driver, organic waste processing, marketing, health and safety, first aid etc
more money retained in our community
more money to go round our community
leading into the future by example
adding dollar value to organic waste
a valuable resource to be used in local planting projects
creating a model that will be replicable in other communities
creating a model that is inclusive and takes into account social, cultural and environmental aspects as well as economic.
It is hoped that this project will lead to a thriving social enterprise that has huge benefits in our community.
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