We can turn our food waste into compost for our farms, community gardens and parks.
Food and garden waste make up 47% of what’s put in our rubbish bins. But our food waste doesn’t have to go to landfill. The Greens plan in a nutshell:
- The State Government to fund green bins for every household in Victoria by 2025, where you can put both kitchen and garden waste.
- Set up composting factories across the state to process this food and garden waste, and give it to local farms, parks and gardens.
- Require all food and plant based businesses to use compost services for their food scraps by 2025.
- Invest in food rescue programs to help not-for-profits and charities feed even more people facing hard times.
Under pressure from the Greens, the Government has now committed to provide green bins and food composting to all households by 2030. But that's too late! We can do it by 2025, saving climate emissions and reducing the waste that goes to landfill.
Around 24 local Councils across Victoria have introduced food composting in household green bins - now let’s do it right across Victoria!