Compostadores.com example of Zero Waste company
by Joan Marc Simon
Composting -specially home-composting- is one of the best waste prevention and recycling activities.
The Barcelona based company compostadores.com has managed to create a Zero Waste business making composting even more sustainable: by using recycled materials to build the composters.
One of the main principles of a zero waste company is that raw materials should be obtained from recycled materials and not from new extraction and compostadores.com has built its business model on this premise.
The combox are made entirely from recycled and recyclable plastics from post-consumer waste. The result is a 100% recycled, recycling and recyclable product.
An average European citizen generates around 1,5kg of waste per day and 40% of it is organics. Composting we can reduce the weight and volume of the organic waste by 70%. This means that if in Europe biowaste would be separately collected and composted the amount of waste to be sent to landfill and incineration could be considerably reduced. Unfortunately, the European Union continues to oppose these biowaste recycling targets but nothing stops any responsible EU citizen to start doing home-composting.
Compostadores.com offers the tools to get soil improver for free, reduce the waste generation and help fight climate change.
An average European citizen generates around 1,5kg of waste per day and 40% of it is organics.