BiobiN’s mission is to get as many companies and industries in South Africa to compost their food waste. We do this as we understand the value of compost and the importance of preserving our soil.
Currently, on average every person in South Africa generates 2kg of waste daily. This amounts to 54.2 million tonnes of waste generated; of which 40% consists of organic waste. We believe that this 40% should be composted; here is why:
There are more microorganisms in a handful of soil than there are people on earth. This is why it is important to add compost to your soil; microorganisms feed of this organic matter and promote a healthy cycle of nutrients that plants need.
Approximately 10% of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions are stored in soil. One ton of food waste turned into compost using a BiobiN is equal to one car’s yearly impact of carbon dioxide removed from the atmosphere.
Soil acts as a filter for underground water, filtering out pollutants. Food waste in landfill sites decomposes to produce methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Decomposing food waste will also produce leachates that have the potential to pollute groundwater. Compost your food waste to prevent groundwater pollution at landfill sites and to promote healthy soil ecosystems.
Western Cape government has also recently implemented a target to ban all organic waste from landfill by 2027, even more reason to get composting! The rest of South Africa’s provinces are following the same trend to tackle organic waste.