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Organic Waste Project

Organic Waste in a Circular Economy

The aim of this project is to highlight a range of options for dealing with organic waste and contribute to creating a circular and carbon-neutral economy, with zero organic waste going to landfill.

Nelson – Tasman

A group of volunteers worked together to produce a report on the options for dealing with organic waste in the Nelson, Tasman, and Marlborough regions.

Organic waste is classified as wastage from the production of food, timber, gardens, and various other kinds of fibre resources. In the Nelson Tasman region, industrial and agricultural organic waste comes from sources such as dairy production, abattoirs, fish processing, vineyards, eggs/poultry, hops, greenhouses, berries, timber processing, wood ash, cardboard, sedimentation ponds, paper, and sewage biosolids. When organic waste from across these industries, households, and hospitality organizations is sent to landfill, it decomposes anaerobically, producing greenhouse gases including methane, nitrous oxide, and carbon dioxide. 

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