500 signatures reached
To: Brisbane City Council
Brisbane - Let's Go FOGO
We the undersigned show our support for Brisbane City Council to introduce a Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) collection service just as more than 70 other Australian local Councils have done.
FOGO is backyard composting on a citywide, industrial scale - turning kitchen food scraps and garden clippings into nutrient rich compost.
Why is this important?
FOGO in Brisbane will:
- Create thousands of jobs (three times as many jobs as traditional landfill)
- Remove up to 80,000 tonnes of organic waste from Brisbane’s landfill each year, reducing waste levy charges for ratepayers
- Create a nutrient rich compost which can be used on council gardens or sold to farmers and other producers – creating a revenue stream that feeds back into ratepayers’ pockets
- Reduce Brisbane's emissions greatly - it's the number 1 way Councils can reduce their carbon emissions because FOGO emissions are carbon neutral while organic waste in landfill generates methane that is 27 times more potent
It's a no-brainer! LET'S GO FOGO!