|The home of CompostNow.|
The immediate vibe given off by the building in which the CompostNOW headquarters are in is rustic and creative. Walking through the door, you could see a lounging area to your left, the workspace choc full of computers and notes in the back left corner, a meeting area separated by a wall to the right of the workspace, and tables and booths on your immediate right. It felt very eclectic but at the same time, motivational and inspirational.
We sat down with Justin Senkbeil in one of the booths to learn more about what his company does. First line that came out of his mouth was: "We deal with the last bit of the food cycle - putting the nutrients back into the soil." 50% of trash is organic but that can be reduced by adding a third container, next to your recycling and trash bins, dealing with composting. Now wouldn't that container become smelly? Well once a week, CompostNOW's team comes to your home/business/the like to pick up the container that is designed to keep the bugs out and the odor in (however you, yourself, can also play a role in the aroma for knowing the meats and protein tend to be more smelly than veggies).
|Restaurant waste... :(|
It's not only homes that need to hop on the bandwagon of composting, but restaurants too. Restaurants produce the most waste in terms of food. However, the toughest part of converting people, especially in a lagging community is the cultural aspect of it all. Look at San Fransisco, Seattle, Vancouver, etc. They all have laws that make composting mandatory for all people, homeowners to restaurants alike. We must all continue to strive for movement and change that result in benefits for all.
Ok, but why compost?
Thank you Justin for informing us so much about what you do and what there is to be done!