We all know that we should do what we can to waste less. Whether that’s recycling, cooking and buying only the food we will eat or other composting, anything that stops less waste going into landfills is a good idea.
Recycling has been a little slow to catch on in South Africa. In most parts of the country, the collection of it still relies heavily on private companies. But recycling isn’t the only way to stop waste. For avid gardeners, composting is a fantastic way to limit food wastage and the City of Cape Town has embarked on an innovative home composting programme to divert as much household organic waste from landfills as possible.
They have made 5000 composting containers available to households across the region. Now, that might not sound like much, but if done right, composting can limit household waste with some studies suggesting that composting can reduce waste by as much 45.8 percent.
Organic waste makes up a huge percentage of what we put in our bins and diverting that into nature’s way of recycling (i.e. compost) could make a massive difference.
Interested households (please note, you have to be a homeowner to apply) can fill in application form which is available on the City of Cape Town’s website.
Source: The South African.com