Eco-Stock Supplies has received the Environment Minister's supreme green ribbon award for making a difference in waste minimisation by turning food waste into high quality feed for livestock.
Eco Stock Supplies collect food waste from processors, retailers, importers, and transport companies, and instead of going to landfill, it is processed into high-quality stock food at their plant in South Auckland. Eco Stock Supplies currently service the upper North Island, and in the past 12 months they have diverted 25,000 tonnes of food waste from landfill. Eco Stock Supplies are an example of an innovative commercial operation helping to minimise waste for measurable environmental benefits.
New Zealand’s Environment Minister Nick Smith says rotting organic waste is a key cause of greenhouse gas emissions from landfills.
Owner and general manager Andrew Fisher of Eco-Stock Supplies, says the feed produced is used to replace imported palm kernel that dairy farmers use as supplementary feed.
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