Today is the last day to take part in Morada da Floresta’s Composta São Paulo initiative. All you have to do is sign up on the website and enter the draw to receive one of 2000 home compost boxes.
The initiative is a local government scheme aimed at reducing the 18,000 tons of rubbish generated every single day in São Paulo. Around 30% of that trash is actually organic matter and could be transformed into compost without ever leaving the home.
Successful participants will receive training on how to recycle waste which is organic in nature, how to use the compost boxes and will take part in an online community aimed at sharing best practices and experiences.
For the first 5 months of the Project, the immediate aim is to recycle 300 tons of organic material. In the medium term the strategic goal is to generate public debate and political pressure thereby increasing the number of people generating domestic compost.