beyond business as usual
the   BIG   picture
the  REALLY BIG  picture nutrients
the current process of waste management is  wasting valuable nutrients <ul><li>Compostable, clean organic material which c...
 
nutrients are the vitamins, minerals, and other substances in food that keep your body healthy and help it grow   farming ...
seeks the capture of all nutrients in organic waste for conversion into a range of high grade soil amendments
used a standard barcode to identify and reward the individual household for clean source separation of waste
<ul><li>         Increased yield </li></ul><ul><li>        Improved crop quality </li></ul><ul><li>        Reduced water u...
linking urban and rural communities
the future system of
from the soil to the city from the demonstrating a new economic system for ecological business people understand it!
 
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Zero Waste Australia: Linking Waste Disposal to Agriculture

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Gerry Gillespie is the driving force behind ZeroWaste Australia, an initiative which aims to compost everything possible and return it to the soil. He explains how waste disposal can link city and country. This presentation was given at the Carbon Farming Expo & Conference Orange 18-19 November, 2008. Orange is in new South Wales, Australia.

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Zero Waste Australia: Linking Waste Disposal to Agriculture

  1. 2. beyond business as usual
  2. 3. the BIG picture
  3. 4. the REALLY BIG picture nutrients
  4. 5. the current process of waste management is wasting valuable nutrients <ul><li>Compostable, clean organic material which contains the nutrients necessary for the production of food is currently lost to landfill </li></ul><ul><li>Plants need between 60 to 90 nutrients, minerals and trace elements to be healthy </li></ul><ul><li>Chemical fertiliser only contains a few of these </li></ul>
  5. 7. nutrients are the vitamins, minerals, and other substances in food that keep your body healthy and help it grow farming is about food production food is about nutrients nutrients
  6. 8. seeks the capture of all nutrients in organic waste for conversion into a range of high grade soil amendments
  7. 9. used a standard barcode to identify and reward the individual household for clean source separation of waste
  8. 10. <ul><li>         Increased yield </li></ul><ul><li>       Improved crop quality </li></ul><ul><li>       Reduced water use </li></ul><ul><li>       Improved water efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>       Improved soil structure </li></ul><ul><li>        Increased microbial activity </li></ul><ul><li>       Reduced nutrient leakage </li></ul><ul><li>       Reduced fertilizer costs </li></ul><ul><li>       Reduced erosion </li></ul><ul><li>       Carbon sequestration </li></ul><ul><li>        Increased land value </li></ul>gives the farmer these benefits:
  9. 11. linking urban and rural communities
  10. 12. the future system of
  11. 13. from the soil to the city from the demonstrating a new economic system for ecological business people understand it!

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