This report presents findings from research undertaken by Swinburne University exploring staff engagement with using worm farms for food scrap compost in the Council House 1 (CH1) building of the City of Melbourne offices.
The research was conducted between February and March of 2017 via an online questionnaire distributed to all CH1 staff via internal email. Questions asked staff about their experiences of food separation and composting in the office.
With regard to separation of food scraps for composting, this research identified that there are two important aspects often overlooked when the focus is only on behaviour: 1. Policy makers need to ensure that there are socio-technical systems supporting diverse groups of people...Read more
Industry misconceptions around high cost and poor market interest in energy efficient homes continue to obstruct the mass adoption of low carbon housing. Josh’s House demonstrates that low carbon housing is accessible and cost effective. The Star Performers series showcases how...Read more
Technology is partly a tool to make life easier or better but increasingly it's focused on developing powerful communications media that are also capable of changing behaviour. An example of this is the use of gamification and visual capability by the City of Brisbane's...Read more
This report presents findings from research undertaken by Swinburne University into resident engagement with an onsite composting trial introduced into two apartment blocks by the City of Melbourne. The trial was conducted between February and June 2016, with one building hosting a multi-bin worm farm system and the other hosting an in-vessel composter.
This report contains summaries of international examples of kerbside collection of compostables in urban environments. It was prepared as part of the CRC for Low Carbon Living project: Carbon reductions from composting food waste for food production – fitting recycling models to urban form.
This report presents findings from research undertaken by Swinburne University exploring staff engagement with using worm farms for food scrap compost in the Town Hall building of the City of Port Phillip offices.
The urban composting research symposium was held at the Hawthorn Arts Centre on Monday 27 August 2018 to showcase the research undertaken as part of the CRC for Low Carbon Living funded project, RP2019 “Enabling carbon reductions through composting food waste for use in growing food”.