About the Composter
Each year Cape Town produces 2.2 million tons of waste (2kg per person per day) enough to fill a row of trucks equaling the distance from Cape Town to Gauteng.
All waste thrown away into a black bin/bag is transported to one of the overflowing landfill sites in CT. To make additional landfill will now cost us R1,5 – R2 billion and to close and rehabilitate the existing ones will cost R800 million.
Throwing away mixed waste – biodegradable with non-biodegradable – produces a toxic liquid, leachate, which poisons groundwater and creates greenhouse gasses.
More and more people are wanting to conserve re-usable materials and grow their own veggies as well.
Why have your food waste removed and taken to a landfill dump site where it will eventually emit methane gas – which is 22x more harmful than carbon dioxide?
Composting home and garden green wastes fit in with nature’s cycles.