Solution: Community composting. Owner: Vert le Jardin. Strategy: Reuse.
Vert le Jardin provide community gardens and composting sites. They also offer food waste prevention and recovery training.
- Over 400 shared gardens
- Over 500 shared compost sites
- Approximately 20,000 residents engaged
Potential circular economy impact
Composting turns organic waste into useful materials. It can also lower greenhouse gas emissions and divert waste from landfill or incineration. The compost created benefits local soil.
There are also economic benefits for farmers, who can save money on fertilisers and transportation by using local compost. Moreover, the fields that us the compost have had higher yields than those that don’t.
People: Residents; community groups; volunteers
Technology: Farming, gardening and composting equipment
Implementation: Composting and farming training; setting up composting sites; demonstrations