What is FOGO?

Blog Posted by Kristy Sumich on 12/10/2022
what is fogo

FOGO stands for “food and green organics,” and refers to biodegradable waste such as:

Properly managing this type of waste is important because it prevents the release of harmful methane gas during landfill decomposition, and instead can be composted or used as renewable energy. FOGO waste also helps to reduce the amount of general waste being sent to landfills, allowing for more space for non-biodegradable materials.

To properly manage FOGO waste, individuals can create their compost bin at home or support local municipalities that offer curbside collection. It may seem like a small step, but collectively reducing our FOGO waste can have a significant impact on the health of our environment.

FOGO Produces Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Food waste may seem like a harmless and natural byproduct of our society’s heavy consumption habits, but its disposal can have a significant impact on the environment. In particular, the practice of fruit and vegetable scraps being sent to landfill (also known as FOGO – fruit and vegetable waste) produces methane gas, a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. The decomposition process in landfills lacks oxygen, causing organic material such as food waste to release methane instead of carbon dioxide.

Reducing our overall food waste, as well as sending FOGO to compost facilities instead of landfills, can help to mitigate the production of this harmful gas and combat climate change. Additionally, composting FOGO returns valuable nutrients into the soil, creating a more sustainable cycle for our agriculture system. The next time you’re about to throw out that slightly mouldy avocado or wilted lettuce, remember the potential impact it could have on our planet’s health.

The prevention or reduction of FOGO is an important step in creating a truly sustainable society.

FOGO Composting for the Environment

When thinking about reducing your carbon footprint and improving the health of our environment, composting should be at the top of your list. FOGO (food organics and garden organics) composting, otherwise known as source-separated organics composting, is a waste management system that encourages individuals to separate their food waste from other garbage. This allows for more efficient and effective composting, ultimately reducing methane emissions in landfills and keeping food waste out of our oceans.

FOGO systems also create nutrient-rich organic fertilisers for backyard gardens and farmland, resulting in healthier plants and soil. So next time you’re throwing away banana peels or used napkins, consider separating them in a FOGO compost bin instead. It’s time we all do our part to make a difference for the environment.

Eco Resources Can Assist With Food and Green Organics Waste Processing in Perth

FOGO, or “Food Organics and Garden Organics,” waste makes up a significant portion of household trash in Perth. While composting is a feasible solution for some, it may not be an option for those living in apartments or with limited outdoor space. That’s where Eco Resources can come in.

As a waste management company, we specialise in FOGO processing, diverting organic waste away from landfills and converting it into valuable resources such as compost and biogas energy. By working with us, households and businesses can significantly reduce their environmental impact while also supporting the local economy. So don’t let Food and Green Organics waste pile up – contact Eco Resources for reliable and sustainable waste processing solutions.