Harvest goes Fogo!

What waste can go where, what is compostable, recyclable or can only go into landfill? Harvest and the Launceston City Council are hoping to provide answers to this waste conundrum.

This Saturday Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market will be launching a new waste system with the introduction of the Launceston City Council’s Fogo – Food Organics and Garden Organics – green bins at the market.

Please check with our “garbage directors” led by Costa Georgiadis what rubbish goes where.  Most of our stallholders providing ready-to-eat treats use commercially compostable trays and cups. However rubbish brought in from outside should go into our landfill bags as we are unable verify the exact origin of the containers to ensure that they can be sent to the Launceston City Council’s commercial compostable facility.

Next door at the Albert Hall, the Tamar NRM will be talking sustainability up at the Tamar Sustainable Living Expo.

Through workshops, exhibits and talks the Expo will look beyond the jargon at ways to make sustainability real in the Tamar Valley and asking us to think about the impact our choices have, not only today, but also for future generations.

Tamar NRM is an independent, not for profit sub-regional group with a strong history of landcare and grass-roots involvement in environmental, agricultural and urban issues in the Tamar Region. They have gathered together an exciting array of experts and exhibitors. Admire electric vehicles, learn about sustainable building design, find out how you can join the war on waste, learn about permaculture, and connect with local businesses and community groups.

The Expo will be open from 9am – 4pm, tickets are $5 and children under 18 free.

A special screening of Food Fighter will launch the Expo on Thursday 11 October at the University of Tasmania, Rory Spencer VOS Lecture Theatre, School of Architecture and Design, Inveresk, Launceston. Book your tickets and arrive at 5:30pm for a film start of 6pm followed by a panel discussion with special guest Costa Georgiadis.

Food Fighter was filmed over two years, across four continents and follows ‘Food Fighter’ Ronni’ Khan’s crusade against the global food waste scandal and the absurdity of throwing away perfectly edible food.

For more information about the Tamar Sustainable Living Expo, please contact Gabrielle Stannus, Tamar Sustainable Living Expo Coordinator, on 0400 431 277 or gabrielle@inwardoutstudio.com