Queanbeyan Hospital and Health Service, a GGHH member from Australia, have submitted a new case study in which they introduce the R.A.W. (Rescued and Wasted Food) Project, which focused on reducing organics in the waste system, reducing costs while meeting clinical guidelines. 

According to their study, the success of the program was the result of strong interpersonal relationships and involving staff in all steps of the process. Also, this program required a collaboration with a commercial operator and a food rescue organization, who helps Queanbeyan Hospital and Health Service to capture, sort and redistribute or compost their organic waste.  

Some of the statistics that explain the benefits of the R.A.W. Project has been provided by GoTerra (their commercial operator). Data on composted food showed that between September 2018 – November 2019 the institution achieved the following results: 

  • 2895 kg food waste recycled
  • 115.82 kg of livestock feed created for Australian Farmers
  • -5501.45 of CO2 emissions prevented

‘It is important to take people with you in these initiatives; to give credit to them; to avoid annoying them. Get the facts, keep pushing the boundaries of what is possible in sustainability initiatives’, said the dietitian Ms Josie Grenfell.

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