21478 tonnes CO2e saved since 2006 by not sending kitchen waste to landfill
210 tons of carbon 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 could be kept off the road, in this chart.
Our method of calculating CO2e savings
We have accounted for both savings in fuel emissions for haulage of waste
and landfill emissions at end point.
Leaf composting significantly reduces CO2 emissions
Simple leaf composting instead of burning or sending to landfill helps fight climate change.
Every home can help reduce waste going to landfills
Landfills are the biggest source of Methane and Nitrous Oxide. This can be reduced if homes start composting
Landfills poison our soil, air and water over time
Hauling mixed waste to landfills is inefficient
and a waste of resources since 70% of organic waste is organic waste that can be composted at source.
Composting leaves is great for the environment
There is a lot that each of us can save from landfills daily.
Dear Navneeth, Deear Poonam,
I am happy to share the success of the last month in our colony. It's been an uphill struggle but am proud to state that we have been able to collect 100% segregated organic waste by implementing collection at doorstep!
We collected around 600-700 Kilos of waste and the same has already shrunk to around 250 kilos and will reduce further.
As we had a couple of cyclone threats and a lot of rain, the dry manure is taking a while, otherwise, we would have had a product by now.
I bought a Khamba from your main outlet in Indiranagar last Saturday. Been using it for a week now and I am glad to see how much difference it makes to my waste management, I hardly have any trash for the BBMP guys to pick.
Thank you again for the wonderful product.
Nov 2010, Bengaluru