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Composting In Homes

With indoor gardens getting popular people have also started experimenting with composting in homes, making it the next big sustainability trend.

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GenderMale, Female, Others
Age BracketYoung Adults, Grown Ups
GeographyEurope, North America, Asia, Australia

Composting which was earlier associated with farming has now developed its space withing residential places as well. Composting is being widely adopted by urban households to promote waste segregation and to maintain their in-house gardens. Composting allows you to convert most kitchen food waste including fresh fruit and vegetables, prepared foods, cooked and uncooked meats and fish, cheese, eggs, bread, coffee grinds, tea bags, wilted flowers and tissues into manure for plants. Composting can be done at various places ranging from your kitchen, balcony, terrace or roof, tabletop or sink.

Cities in India (and the world) are exploding, and so is the waste created they create. An Indian family of four produces an average of 2.2 kg of waste each day. 60% of it is organic waste which can be easily composted. Daily Dump is a design-led company where they use design to help imagine alternative scenarios that can help change behavior. They are mindful of looking at whole systems and understand that the context of India has its own challenges. Their objective is to reduce waste, improve material recovery, enable better livelihoods and to do this through the voluntary collective action of urban citizens.

The Daily Dump is an organization that started in 2006 with a vision to constantly re-imagine a relationship with the earth, with each other and with urban spaces. Essentially, they are in the mindset changing business – mindsets about “waste”, about marginal livelihoods, about whose job it is to take care of “waste”, about how we can harmless, etc.

On their site, you will find everything you need to understand how waste is really a resource and to start your own journey of making the world safer, cleaner and cooler!

References – The Daily Dump

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Conscious consumption is no longer just a buzz it is a reality that society is aggressively heading towards and accepting. It is important to make such lifestyle more accessible. Services focused upon daily habits of a consumer are enjoying a boom and composting education and services is one such less explored area. Daily Dump as an organisation has successfully brought design thinking along with composting culture.


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