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Van Schaik’s Bio Gro, South Australia’s own has been appointed ‘Sustainability Partner’ of the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show 2019.

With its highly recognised capacity and capabilities in green organics processes, Bio Gro have been appointed to recover and recycle organic waste products from MIFGS, the largest flower and garden show in the southern hemisphere.

Bio Gro was appointed to handle this important and prestigious project for MIFGS due to the family’s proven track record and commitment to organic material recovery and recycling processes over many years.

Emma Daly, General Manager of People and Culture says “it’s all about landfill diversion and renewables, the more we recover and reuse can only be good for the environment.”

The company is responsible for the collection of organic waste materials from the show landscape display sites at the build stage, including timber waste and pallets which are processed and converted into consumer garden products.

At the end of the show, Bio Gro will collect waste organic material and convert it to reusable products. Green waste including floral displays, soil and mulch will be turned into compost and waste timber and pallets recycled as roadside mulch.

It is also planned to use these recovered and recycled waste materials at MIFGS next year, completing the circular recovery process.

Van Schaik’s circular recovery economy includes:

Composted pine bark recovered from the timber industry and turned into landscape mulches, orchid bark and premium growing media for the nursery industry.

Timber waste including pallets have all metals removed and are then ground up into grades of garden and roadside mulches.

Council collected green organics is composted for use as garden mulches, planting compost and roadside plantings.  

With over 13 million tonnes of organic material disposed to landfill every year, this is an important demonstration of the company’s endeavours and ability to reduce the resulting generation of environmentally harmful methane gas into the atmosphere.

For more than 40 years, Van Schaik’s Bio Gro has been a leading innovator, working in partnership with companies and local councils to achieve optimum recovery of organic material. This waste material is composted and processed into a variety of high-quality products for a wide range of horticultural and agricultural applications.

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