The Compost Kitchen Selected as One of The Top 300 Best Practices
Photo Cred: The Compost Kitchen

The Compost Kitchen was launched in 2018, but in less than 4 years, this incredible initiative is making waves globally, and now the United Nations (UN) has chosen this brilliant environmental concept as one of the “Top 300 Best Practices on Sustainability in the world”.

 

Johannesburg, South Africa (25 January 2021) – The Compost Kitchen has just been selected as one of the “Top 300 Best Practices on Sustainability in the world”!

Organic waste is the most problematic waste stream because it produces methane in the landfill, and can pollute groundwater when dumped in the landfill. We have a big dream to divert all South Africa’s organic waste from the landfill so that it can be properly composted, and thereby become a valuable soil conditioner. During this journey, we aim to demonstrate a more fuel-efficient way of collecting waste, while educating that waste has value, so that other entrepreneurs can be inspired.

But Himkaar Singh – a local Joburger – came up with an incredible environmental initiative that has just been selected as one of the “Top 300 Best Practices on Sustainability in the world”!

The Compost Kitchen Selected as One of The Top 300 Best Practices
Photo Cred: The Compost Kitchen

The Compost Kitchen collects your organic kitchen waste and returns it to you once their little hungry earthworms have transformed it into ‘vermicompost’ – a premium compost made by earthworms, which is the way nature intended and will provide biology in addition to nutrients.

But this is a new model of recycling – where you get something back!

“Every month, you will get 2kg of high-quality vermicompost back, which you can use in your vegetable garden or pot plants to grow food again. The vermicompost has all the nutrients a plant could possibly need, so all you need to do is add water and seeds and it will give you homegrown food. Imagine when we scale and 1000s of homes are receiving the basic ingredient for growing organic food, how the food system will change! This is our way of tackling food security in South Africa while solving the waste problem.” – Himkaar Singh.

The Compost Kitchen was launched in 2018, but in less than 4 years, this incredible initiative is making waves globally, and now the United Nations (UN) has chosen this brilliant environmental concept as one of the “Top 300 Best Practices on Sustainability in the world”.

“They were impressed that we are using business to make a sustainable impact while creating innovation in the way we do business. Our small Fourways startup will be featured in a Lonely Planet video book as well as various UN conferences.” – Himkaar Singh.

But Himkaar needs the help of South Africa to elevate his initiative even more!

“We have one big problem – our following is too small to warrant the eye of global leaders so we need your help to show we could have significant value. The other initiatives have hundreds and thousands of followers on their social media pages. I would like to ask if you could please like our Facebook page to help us reach just 10,000 followers!” – Himkaar Singh.

This will help The Compost Kitchen get more recognition in these prestigious awards, but more so by liking their page you will be helping this little initiative be more recognised in South Africa too!

To follow the Facebook Page, click here.

The Compost Kitchen Selected as One of The Top 300 Best Practices
Photo Cred: The Compost Kitchen

Sources: The Compost Kitchen | Himkaar Singh
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