A lot has been going on in relation to climate change in Australia, and indeed, around the world. Now, more than ever, we’re conscious of our environment and are looking to take proactive measures to reduce our environmental footprint.
One of the best ways we can do this at home is by disposing of green waste in the most environmentally-friendly manner, and this is aided by the service of eco-friendly garden waste bags.
Here at 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins, we’re in the waste industry, but we’re also citizens of this planet and concerned citizens at that. Therefore, we put a high emphasis on the environment and place this ahead of all other factors. This is why we offer eco-friendly waste bags. Continue reading as I explain why proper disposal of green waste is so necessary and how this is aided by our garden waste bags.
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Why it matters how we dispose of green waste
One of the driving factors contributing to climate change is our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Just this year, research from Ndevr Environmental showed that Australia’s gas emissions increased from 554.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2018 to 561 million tonnes in 2019, and these figures were up from 551.2 million tonnes in 2017.
How does garden waste relate to GHG you ask?
Alarmingly, between 2016 and 2017, around 6.7 million tonnes of organic waste was sent to landfill in Australia. When garden waste is disposed of in a landfill, it produces landfill gas which consists of about 55% methane. Methane is 26 times more potent than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas and is a significant contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions.
Had this organic waste been property disposed of via garden waste bags or composting, these figures would be significantly better.
The eco-benefits of garden waste bags
Our eco-friendly garden waste bags provide Brisbane residents with the easiest, surefire way to reduce their environmental footprint.
Garden waste bags are designed to cater only to 100% green waste which is then properly disposed of to avoid ending up in a landfill. This, in turn, reduces the amount of methane produced by a landfill, therefore reducing their carbon footprint.
Unlike general waste collected in a standard skip bin, at 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins, we take our garden waste bags to the closest green waste recycling centre, where it is then sorted and then composted. The composting process is lengthy and thorough, taking as long as 60 days to complete. Once the composting process is complete, the waste is then turned into compost and mulch and used on gardens and parklands around Brisbane as an eco-friendly alternative to man-made fertilisers.
If you own a garden and are at all environmentally conscious, then using garden waste bags to dispose of garden waste is a must!
If garden waste is not correctly disposed of and is mixed in with general waste for collection, it ultimately ends up in a landfill and will produce methane gas, which is 26 times more potent than carbon dioxide.
If garden waste is correctly disposed of, it is taken to a local Brisbane green waste recycling centre, where it undergoes vigorous sorting before being turned into compost and mulch.
Take a step in the right direction to reduce your environmental footprint and help climate change by being mindful of how your garden waste is disposed of. Garden waste bags make this easy for all. Hire garden waste bags today from 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins by calling 0413 333 330.
Read our Beginner’s Guide to Green Waste Removal for more information.