Strathmerton Wastewater Treatment Plant
Finalist in the 2019 Premier's Sustainability Awards – Environmental Protection category
Booth Transport has commenced an Australian-first environmental protection project, using worms as the engine of their waste and water treatment plant, increasing efficiency in waste management and dramatically decreasing the company’s environmental impact.
After analysing similar projects around the world, their new technology combines a worm farm, where water is filtered for dairy proteins to be ingested by worms, and desalination. Predictions are for a reduction of 3000 tonnes of carbon emission and an additional 121,000 kilolitres of recycled water put into the irrigation system each year.