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Dailydump : Managing Kitchen Waste the Eco-Friendly Way

The world today consists of environmentally-aware citizens. After CFL lamps, eco-friendly vehicles and green buildings, we can now turn waste matter into compost from the comfort of our homes. This idea was introduced into India by Poonam Bir Kasturi, founder of Dailydump, a company based in Bangalore. According to Poonam, the average urban household generates more than 750 gms of solid waste every day. This kitchen waste is discarded along with regular house-hold waste and makes its way into landfills or reaches the sewers and is never recycled. Dailydump has shown that a small investment in a household composter can turn about 25 kilos of monthly kitchen waste into 3 kilos of nutrient rich compost, suitable in gardens. By using terracotta vessels for composting at home, one can make a significant contribution towards reducing landfill waste. In the process, the waste turns into compost which can be used as a source of nutrients for a kitchen garden. Practical waste management Dailydump not only provides composters but combines it with educating people about the environment. The …