Friday, August 12, 2016

Brazilian eateries turn waste back into food!

There's not a lot of green in the urban jungle of Sao Paulo, but thanks to Fernanda
Danelon, restaurants in the Brazilian mega city are turning their waste back into food at innovative gardens tucked amid the skyscrapers. Danelon, a 43-year-old journalist, quit her job to launch the Guandu Institute, which recycles restaurants' food waste and helps them set up gardens to put all that compost to good use.
Cities in Brazil throw out more than 75 million tons of trash a year, according to the Brazilian Association of Public Sanitation Companies.There are no municipal recycling or composting programs, and trialing trash is a foreign concept to most.
Danelon put her passion for composting and gardening to work on behalf of restaurants in her hometown. Her organisation collects restaurants' food waste, turns them into compost over three to four months, and delivers the compost back to the restaurants to fertilize in-house gardens.

Source: TOI

1 comment:

  1. This is brilliant. Brilliant.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺