As part of Townsville Enterprise’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) delegates who attended the recent Townsville Enterprise Tourism and Events Industry Development Conference assisted in producing more than 200 litres of bio-fertiliser from food waste using a locally developed Bio-Regen mobile unit.
The 150 delegates were encouraged to place their food wastage into special bins during meal breaks throughout the two day conference; this combined with food waste from the kitchen was put through the Bio-Regen unit.
The unit processed almost 80kg of food scraps, generating 234 litres of bio-fertiliser which will be used by local farmers. The process saved the equivalent of 70.2kg of carbon dioxide from being emitted into the atompshere – the equivalent to saving 1,404 helium balloons from being released.
Townsville Enterprise General Manager Tourism and Events, Patricia O’Callaghan, said the statistics demonstrated how important CSR is and showcased opportunities for conference delegates to make a meaningful contribution to the community through sustainable practices during events.
“Townsville Enterprise has recently developed ten CSR programs in conjunction with local operators and with the support of Tourism and Events Queensland to promote the practices and attitudes that contribute to the sustainable development of Townsville North Queensland,” Ms O’Callaghan said.
Operator of the Bio-Regen unit, Kellie Walters, said Bio-Regen is a novel technology developed in Townsville that is currently being used globally to help businesses and communities reduce their carbon footprint.
“Townsville Enterprise now joins a network of Bio-Regen users whose results will feature on an internationally available website that tracks the benefits of diverting unused food from landfill sites”.
The Bio-Regen unit is available for use at conferences across the region through Townsville Enterprise Convention Bureaus Food 2 Food CSR initiative. For more details visit Townsville Convention Bureau