Recycling to reduce landfill - Australia
|Source : Murray Goulburn Cooperative - Australian Dairy|
- Murray Goulburn Leitchville diverted about 110 t of woodchip boiler flyash from landfill to compost. While there were high costs to improve storage and movement of flyash to the composter, increases in landfill charges and more stringent regulations on landfill made the option viable.
- The Leongatha site combines environmental benefits with social benefits by working with a local special needs school to shred waste paper from the factory office which is then converted into briquettes offsite. These briquettes are sold to raise funds for the school and reduce waste sent to landfill.
Australian Dairy Manufacturing Sustainability Report 2007/08