About worms

Interesting facts about waste & worms that we’d like you to digest …

  1. Food Wastage   –   Australians waste close to 3 million tonnes of food per annum, or 136 kilos per person per annum. We discard up to 20% of the food purchased, that equals one out of every five bags of groceries. On average 24 to 35% of school lunches end up in the bin.
  2. Landfill & Environmental Impact   –   22 million tonnes of municipal waste goes to landfill every year and of that approximately 47% is food and green waste. When organic and green waste decomposes in landfill it releases methane and other greenhouse gases, contributing to climate change. Australia’s net greenhouse gas emissions increased by 16% over the past ten years and worms can help buck that trend…
  3. Strategy & Solutions   –   By composting food and green waste through a worm habitat, rather than transporting it to landfill, your busy worms will turn these organic scraps into natural organic fertiliser ready for your garden, helping eliminate those nasty greenhouse gases which are ruining our environment.
  4. The Worms   –   Worms have no fewer than five hearts, they can eat their body weight per day in food but they can also live without food for several weeks. They are hermaphrodites, their bodies contain both male and female organs. They don’t have lungs but breathe through their skin and they don’t have eyes but can detect light. Two worms can reproduce at a rate of nine eggs every twenty-one days ….