Circular Economy Ramps up on Kangaroo Island
The Kangaroo Island Community has increased the amount of food organics and garden organics it recycles by 68% over the past twelve months.
An additional 132 tonne of food organic and garden organic waste has been collected by the Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority kerbside waste collection truck.
4 key food businesses in Kingscote
- Cactus Cafe
- Amanda’s Takeaway
- Amadio’s Food and Wine Bar
- Ozone Hotel
have been diverting food organic waste into their green organics bins contributing to this outcome.
The waste is put through a grinder, composted to kill any weeds and screened to produce a range of mulch and compost products that can be purchased from the KI Resource Recovery Centre on the Emu Bay Road.
- FRWA Cottage Mulch is the perfect blend for the home garden, brings your garden to life. Cottage Mulch is a blend of milled trees, woody material, recycled green waste on which is grinded, cooked and screened to produce finer mulch. Ideal for retaining soil moisture, retards weeds, conditioning soil and enhances plant development (cottage mulch is shown in picture adjacent);
- FRWA Garden Blend is best used for the garden bed by blending sandy loam or mushroom compost to create the perfect planting condition. Garden Blend is made up of recycled green waste / food organic which is processed through compost machine;
- FRWA Standard Mulch is ideal for bulk application and windy conditions. FRWA Standard Mulch is budget mulch on which is a blend of recycled green waste and woody material, grinded and cooked to remove any of the seed pods. Great for retaining soil condition, retards weeds, conditioning soil and enhances plant development. Ideal for the property which experiences high wind conditions on which the finer mulch blows away.
These products can add vital nutrients to your soil, reduce weed growth and improve plant development as well as promoting the circular use of materials.
The KI Community continue to embrace recycling and waste diversion increasing the amount of waste diverted from landfill by 6% from 43% in 2018/29 to 49% in 2019/20.
This is a great result for the community and KI Council – remember kitchen caddy and bin sticker are available now from KI Council offices.