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Karnataka Compost Development Corporation Ltd.

Solutions for Offices

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Solutions for Offices
Although the concept of a lunch hour has changed in recent decades, lakshs of Indians still eat in the workplace nearly every day. That means that tons of sandwich crusts, banana peels and coffee and tea grounds (lots of tea and coffee grounds) get tossed out in the office garbage. Although many employers and corporate office buildings in urban cities of India have implemented successful workplace recycling programs for paper, plastic and metal, few workplaces can say the same about composting programs.

Composting is one positive way to tackle the burgeoning food waste problem in the India. Forty percent of the food we produce doesn’t get eaten, and the vast amount of that waste ends up in landfills, where it produces 16 percent of this country’s methane emissions. Composting cuts those climate-change causing emissions and puts food waste to good use by creating a valuable soil amendment.

Composting in the workplace can not only contribute to a company’s corporate social responsibility policy, but it can also reduce trash collection expenses, engage employees, boost morale, and encourage healthy lifestyle practices.

Start You Own Workplace Composting Program
While starting an in-office composting initiative might seem daunting, there are a number of technologies and strategies at your disposal to fit the culture, size and logistics of any organization. Before implementing a workplace composting program, research what support might be available in your area. (Start with this directory from the EPA). Ask some questions about your office environment and think through the life cycle of that apple core you threw in the trash earlier today. Not only do you need to secure employee buy-in but you also need to ensure that your compost has a destination. Make sure you know the answers to common composting questions.

Questions to Consider:
– Where do employees eat and throw out waste from their lunch?
– Are employees already accustomed to separating waste into trash and recyclables?
– Who empties the waste receptacles at the end of the day?
– Do you need to coordinate with the building management team or the landlord?
– Are there other businesses in the building you could team up with? (And compete against in workplace challenges to see who can divert the most food waste?)
– What are your options for organic waste collection?
– If there are no hauling services, what other options do you have for using the compost your office creates?
(Are there any community gardens or school gardens nearby? Maybe you have some employees who would gladly use the compost in their own gardens, or it could be used for office plants or landscaping around your office.)

Tips for a successful office composting program:
– Make signs that indicate what can and cannot go into your system.
– Provide training at the start of your program to teach employees best practices.
– Make sure your maintenance crew knows how to handle the food waste receptacles.
– Keep track of how much food you successfully divert.
Whether your office employs three or 300 people, there are viable solutions to diverting food waste in any workplace.
Karnataka Compost Development Corporation is involved in Eco-friendly treatment of city garbage and agriculture waste through production of Compost based organic manure and Vermi compost.
On Going Projects
  • Doddabiddarakallu
  • Kannahalli Project
  • Chikkanagamangala Project
  • Subbarayanapalya Project
  • KCDC Project
  • Sigehalli Project
  • Lingadeeranahalli Project
Our Office Timings
Monday to Saturday :
10 AM to 6 PM
Sunday and All Government declared Holidays are Holiday
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Karnataka Compost Development Corporation Ltd.
Near Kudlu Main Road,Madiwala Post, Bangalore-560 068
Phone: 080 - 2573 0649
080 - 2573 2265