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Woolworths zero waste initiative benefits animals at Sydney Zoo
Sydney Zoo has partnered with Woolworths and through its Woolworths Stock Feed for Farmers program is utilising the supermarket's surplus fresh food as animal feed.
From chimpanzees, zebras, camels and even orangutans, animals at Sydney Zoo will be feeding on this surplus fresh food rescued from Woolworths - food that is no longer suitable for sale or human consumption - thereby playing their part in the circular economy.
Sydney Zoo joins over 750 farmers and community groups from around the country who access surplus fresh food from the supermarket. Last year more than 32,000 tonnes of surplus food no longer suitable for sale or human consumption went to feed animals both on farms and in zoos.
Managing Director of Sydney Zoo, Jake Burgess advised “Woolworths have become an official supporting partner of Sydney Zoo.
“This partnership will provide fruit and vegetables to Sydney Zoo to feed our animals, while reducing wastage across Woolworths stores.
“The support we receive from Woolworths through the Stock Feed for Farmers program will enable us to reallocate funds to establish important conservation and education work.”
In a bid to tackle the $20 billion food waste problem in Australia and its commitment to reduce food waste from going to landfill, Woolworths announced in June that 100% of its supermarkets now have an active food waste diversion program in place.
The programs include rescuing surplus fresh food and distributing it to hunger relief charity partners, donating stock feed to farmers or sending it for commercial organic composting.
Woolworths Head of Sustainability, Adrian Cullen noted “food is meant to be eaten, not thrown – which is why together with our customers, farmers and community partners, we’re working to keep good food out of landfill.
“Working with our partners OzHarvest, Foodbank and Fareshare to feed Australians who would otherwise go hungry is our number one priority when it comes to diverting food from our stores.
“We then work with local farmers and the likes of Sydney Zoo, so that surplus food, which cannot go to hunger relief, is used as feed for animals or for on-farm composting, to help further reduce any food waste.
“It warms our hearts when we see the beautiful animals at Sydney Zoo excitedly munch or nibble on our surplus fresh food.”
13th December 2019 - New Sydney Zoo opens with committment to support wildlife conservation and education
25th November 2019 - New Sydney Zoo announces official opening date
5th November 2019 - Southern NSW’s Mogo Zoo acquired by Western Sydney’s Featherdale Wildlife Park
2nd September 2019 - Sydney Zoo announces arrival of first animals in newly completed African precinct
18th July 2019 - Zoos and aquariums celebrate and educate through Plastic Free July
11th July 2019 - As opening approaches new Sydney Zoo undertakes further recruitment
30th April 2019 - Zoos Victoria ban all single-use plastics
11th March 2019 - New Sydney Zoo begins recruitment of more than 150 staff
11th October 2018 - Woolworths backs Australian cricket from grassroots to the elite level
28th May 2018 - Zoos and aquariums look to reduce plastic waste
11th May 2018 - Sydney zoos reach out of court settlement in branding dispute
6th March 2018 - Legal battle begins over Sydney Zoo trademark
3rd March 2018 - Court case looms as Taronga Zoo looks to claim ‘Sydney Zoo’ name
13th September 2017 - New Western Sydney Zoo gets planning approval
13th February 2017 - Western Sydney Zoo proposal submitted to Planning Commission for Final Decision
7th April 2016 - New Western Sydney Zoo plans to make the most of technology
30th December 2015 - New Western Sydney Zoo to feature best practice sustainability
8th September 2015 - Cage free Western Sydney Zoo to bring visitors ‘face to face’ with animals
3rd February 2015 - Woolworths join Australian Olympic Team on Road to Rio
18th August 2014 - Attractions and facilities link with Woolworths Everyday Rewards program
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