Circular Food is a social enterprise with a strong intent – “To close the loop on organic waste.”
Our model is fresh and innovative and revolves around taking in food waste, and processing that waste through commercial scale vermiculture systems, to produce a range of high quality organic fertilisers. Our target customers are farmers, both urban and traditional rural. Our target markets are horticulture, viticulture, turf farming, hydroponic farmers, flower growers, dairy and beef farmers, roof top and urban gardeners, landscape gardeners and home gardeners. Our products are organic, and are suitable for use by certified organic farmers.
The products we produce include liquid and solid fertilisers.
A major part of our business model is education. We offer two and three-day professional training seminars, as well as a half-day introduction to vermiculture seminar. These training sessions are ideal for anyone from the serious gardener, to the professional farmer.
Circular Food designs, makes, and installs commercial worm farms. We also offer our technology and designs to build and install the equipment yourself.
By utilising the resource that is food waste, and putting those nutrients back into the soil, we can regenerate soils, sequester carbon, and bring security back to our future food production.
What’s the Issue?
WASTE is at the heart of almost every global environmental issue. Food waste in particular, directly relates to greenhouse gas emissions, global food shortages and soil degradation, just to name a few.
Did you know?
20-40% of food is thrown away into landfills before it reaches the supermarket shelves purely because of cosmetic reasons. (Sustainable Table)
In Australia, households waste approximately 15% of the food they purchase each year. This amounts to an estimated 361 kilograms of food waste per person each year, with an estimated annual value of $5.2 billion.
(Sustainable Business Report 2013)
If food waste were a country, it would be the world’s third largest emitter of greenhouse gases, behind the U.S. and China. (National Geographic)
And where does all of this waste go? Most of it ends up in landfills. When organic waste rots in landfill, it produces methane which is a harmful greenhouse gas, more potent than carbon dioxide.
Limiting waste in supermarkets, restaurants and our own homes is undoubtedly the best solution to this problem. But waste will always happen. And luckily, there’s a valuable solution to deal with that too…