environment sustainability

Cape composting

I just found out some interesting info. Did you know that all of the green municipal waste in Cape Town is composted. This is about 800 tons per day. Normally it would have been dumped in a landfill resulting in huge emissions of green house gases, but a company called Soil and More,  based here in Holland organises for it to be composted, avoiding the emissions.

They work with a company called Reliance in Cape Town.  They get the emissions savings accredited and the resulting carbon credits are sold to companies who wish to reduce their carbon footprint.  This company does similar projects in Brazil, India, Mexico and Egypt, and soon in Ethiopia too.  Cool, huh?


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