1752000 kgs CO2e saved per year from not sending kitchen waste to landfill
56 tons of CO2e sequestered in soil by applying compost
When people start composting in their home/community, they re-engage with the cycle of Nature. Very often, if they are not already gardening, they start doing so and the compost feeds their soil. We have seen this happen over the years with our customers.
Composting and applying the compost to soil, contributes in a positive way to restoring soil quality and sequestering carbon in soils. Application of compost ( organic matter) can lead either to a build-up of soil organic carbon over time, or a reduction in the rate at which organic matter is depleted from soils. In either case, the overall quantity of organic matter in soils becomes higher than if no organic fertiliser was used.
Over time, increasing organic matter in soils also has other greenhouse gas-saving effects, such as better water retention of soil, less production and use of synthetic fertilisers and pesticides, and reduced release of nitrous oxide - a potent greenhouse gas.
In addition to individual home gardeners and customers using the compost in their urban gardens, we also work with individual farm owners and farmer groups to apply compost and regenerate their soil.
Carbon savings from composting
Mapped on how many cars can be kept off the roads in this chart.
Our method of calculation of CO2e savings
We have accounted for both savings in fuel emission for haulage of waste and landfill emission at end point.
Leaf Composting saves emissions
Simple leaf composting instead of burning or sending to landfill helps fight climate change.
Composting leaves in Delhi is better for air than burning
For each 20,000 homes we can keep one compactor off the roads
Landfills are the greatest sources of Methane and Nitrous Oxide
Since toxicity is not visible, people near landfills feel the affects only after many years.
Hauling organic waste is hauling 70% water and is very inefficient and polluting
See how much each of us can save from landfills daily