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Other benefits of turning food waste into compost include: • Reduced fossil fuel consumption and tailpipe emissions from transporting foodwaste off-campus to landfill. • Production of organic rich soil conditioner and compost, reducing the need to purchase in-organic fertilizers and additional soils. • Reduced build-up and concentration of hazardous compounds and run-off at landfill sites which can contaminate both soil and waterways. The project has also provided a number of educational and research opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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