Poster Presentations

Food Waste collection Systems in MUDs, a Review
Maya Deacock, MRA Consulting Group

Food waste collection can provide challenging for local authorities, with multi-unit dwellings presenting their own issues to overcome. MRA has conducted a desktop review of food waste collection in apartment buildings to determine different collection systems and their strengths and weaknesses. This presentation provides a brief overview of the systems and presents the lessons to be learnt for implementation of similar systems in Australia.

 

Trialling FOGO in Alice Springs
Maya Deacock, MRA Consulting Group

Alice Springs Town Council have identified the separation of organics from landfill as a major action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for the region. MRA are assisting Council conduct a two-phase FOGO collection and processing trial. This presentation outlines the trial’s progression and encourages small isolated regional councils to incorporate FOGO services for greater environmentally sustainable socioeconomic outcomes.

 

Carbon abatement from organics diversion
Robin Gonzalez, MRA Consulting Group

Waste contributes to approximately 3.7% of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions, which are mainly generated from food and organic waste. The Clean Energy Regulator has created the Source Separated Organic Waste (SSOW) method to incentivize proponents to divert organic materials from landfill. MRA will provide an overview of the benefits associated with the SSOW method.

 

Fertilizer value of wastes andtheir corresponding biochars
Md Zahangir Hossain, GCER – University of Newcastle

The surplus manure and biosolids can be managed through biochar production to make them as potential fertilizers. These wastes are rich in plant nutrients, and after synthesizing biochar these biomasses became enriched with remarkable nutrients (particularly N, P and K) and high pH values as well as reduce heavy metals availability.