Urban composting research symposium
An Urban Composting Research Symposium was held on the 27th of August 2018, at the Hawthorn Arts Centre, Melbourne, Australia; showcasing the latest research on urban composting solutions, covering kerbside collection to onsite composting for multi-unit developments, offices and hospitality spaces!
Below are links to the presentations that were delivered during the symposium.
Scroll below for a video of proceedings...
Why compost food waste for growing food
Craig Reucassal (War on Waste)
Overview of the (CRCLCL) research project on composting food waste for growing food, and
Kerbside organics collection (FOGO) and the vexed issue of compostable bags
Dr Viv Waller PDF (CRCLCL researcher, Centre for Urban Transitions, Swinburne University)
Not to be cited without author’s written permission (contact Dr Waller)
Gayle Seddon PDF (MWRRG)
Steve Marshall PDF (Veolia/Australian Organics Recycling Association)
On-site food waste management – cafes, restaurants, MUDs and offices
Sam Trowse PDF (Sustainability Victoria)
Quality of compost from food waste
Alex Jaimes Castillo PDF (CRCLCL researcher, Swinburne University)
Not to be cited without author’s written permission (contact Alex)
Emma Mountjoy (Environmental Protection Authority, Victoria)
Majella Hamilton (City Harvest)
Frank Harney (Victorian farmer and proprietor of Elmore organics)
Dr Linda Blackall PDF (Professor of microbial ecology, Melbourne University)
Food waste management and sustainability
Kirsteen Macleod PDF (Compost Depot)
Professor Peter Graham (Deputy Director of the Centre for Urban Transitions, Swinburne University)
Craig Reucassal, (War on Waste) chaired the event and facilitated questions from the audience. A Zero Waste Lunch, and explanatory tours of in-vessel composting technologies, the OSCA (On-Site Composting Apparatus) and Cylibox, followed.
Urban composting research symposium videos