Released 10/08/2018

An innovative solar powered composter servicing the Acton community will be unveiled tomorrow at the launch of the ‘Canberra Community Composting’ project.

The on-site composter was purchased by the Canberra Environment Centre after it received $24,200 through the ACT Government’s inaugural Community Zero Emissions Grants Program.

“This is a fantastic example of a community group working with the ACT Government to implement a project which will have significant benefits for both residents and the environment,” Ros Malouf, Senior Manager, Sustainability Programs, ACT Government said.

“The composter is able to process 100 litres of mixed organic waste per day, converting this into ready-to-use compost in 10-14 days. In addition to generating nutrient rich soil, composting is a great way to reduce emissions. Organic material sent to landfill produces methane, a greenhouse gas that is approximately 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide.”

Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury will also attend tomorrow’s launch.

WHAT: 

Launch of solar powered composter

DATE: 

Saturday 11 August 2018

TIME:   

10.00am – 10.30am

WHERE:

Canberra Environment Centre – Lennox Crossing and Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula

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