Closing the Loop at UPA
LR was engaged by the Yeoval UPA Aged Care Services in October 2020, to support their efforts in natural resource management within the centre. The centre managed waste reduction through the Council owned co-mingled recycling service and wished to incorporate organics recycling into daily waste minimisation practices.
Food and garden wastes are organic wastes (from plants or animals) that can biodegrade under optimal conditions. They are a valuable commodity, full of energy and nutrients that can be recycled into the environment. Funding provided by LR will assist in establishing an organics recycling system within the centre. Infrastructure changes, as well as education around sustainable activities that promote resource loss, are key aspects of the project’s success.
Photo credit: Waste Management Review