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This International Composting Awareness Week (2-8 May), the City of Canterbury Bankstown encourages you to join ShareWaste.
Mayor Khal Asfour said ShareWaste brings together “donors” who donate their organic waste and food scraps, to “hosts” who can make use of it.
“By joining the ShareWaste community as a donor, you can reduce your impact on the environment by keeping food scraps, like fruit, vegetables, dairy products, meat and bones, out of the red bin and away from landfill,” Mayor Asfour said.
Ashbury bakery, The Tart Sisters, has already signed up to the program.
Chief baker Felicity Peel donates scraps from the veggies that go into her vegetarian pie and tart range and some of the empty tart bases to a number of local ShareWaste hosts.
“I have a number of hosts that I can message when I have scraps. They are all really local to the bakery. It’s just easy,” she said.
“I’ve made a bunch of friendships through the platform. One host comes by with his son regularly to get scraps for his chooks. We exchange eggs for the scraps. It’s a great way for all of us to share our resources locally.
“It makes me feel good to know I’m feeding chickens in the community”.
Mayor Asfour said after spending most of last year in isolation, making connections in the community has never been so important.
“We have such a diverse population in Canterbury-Bankstown,” Mayor Asfour said.
“ShareWaste brings people together from different cultures and different generations. What better way to make friends with your neighbours while doing your bit for the environment.”
To learn more, visit cb.city/ShareWaste
6/05/2021 10:28 AM