Composting is solution #60 on Project Drawdown and we seek some homegrown inspiration from Poonam Bir Kasturi the founder of Daily Dump based out of Bangalore.
Human beings have long used compost to feed gardens and fields. Today, it is especially useful for managing growing urban waste streams
Daily Dump has created a movement not just around composting but on rethinking our waste and understanding our food system better.
We asked Poonam five questions on the work she’s doing and on taking up the Eco-Challenge and here’s what she had to say.
IMPACT: (From Drawdown)
In 2015, an estimated 38 percent of food waste was composted in the United States; 57 percent was composted in the European Union.
If all lower-income countries reached the U.S. rate and all higher-income countries achieved the E.U. rate, composting could avoid methane emissions from landfills equivalent to 2.3 gigatons of carbon dioxide by 2050. That total excludes additional gains from applying compost to soil.
Compost facilities cost less to construct but more to operate, which is reflected in the financial results.
Feel motivated about starting your own compost pit but don’t know how? Daily Dump has got all the resources for you! Check out their website and let’s get composting!