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What happens to food waste in landfill?

28 Aug, 2018

million tonnes 

of food that is intended for human consumption is thrown away.

million tonnes

of carbon dioxide will be generated from food waste disposed in landfill over the life of its decay.

million tonnes

of food is lost from commercial and industrial sectors, resulting in significant waste disposal charges and lost product costs to business.


of all vegetables produced don’t leave the farm.


of carrots that don’t leave the farm equate to a cost of $60 million.

Source: National Food Waste: Halving Australia’s Food Waste by 2030, Commonwealth of Australia 2017

When food scraps are sent to landfill, they decompose without oxygen to produce methane, a greenhouse gas with over 20 times the global warming capacity of carbon dioxide.


A close look at the nutrition of Jeffries CulChar

A close look at the nutrition of Jeffries CulChar

Jeffries latest innovation, Jeffries CulChar, is a complete, certified organic, slow-release fertiliser, including essential trace elements and minerals. The inclusion of Jeffries BioChar works together with the organic carbon of the included compost as a long-term soil conditioner. Jeffries CulChar is a very complete and cost-effective nutritional offer that is safe to use in direct contact with plants and their root systems.

Let’s take a closer look at how Jeffries CulChar works and compare how it performs next to other organic fertiliser alternatives.

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How compost reduces irrigation requirements and conserves water

How compost reduces irrigation requirements and conserves water

One major advantage of compost is its ability to hold moisture, retain it for longer, increase the amount of water available to plant roots, and minimise the need for irrigation. Ultimately, improving water saving practices and reducing economic overheads for farmers. But how exactly does it do this?

If we dig deeper, we find that compost helps to save on water in a few different ways.

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