Syndian To Compost All Organic Waste; another step in the right direction
We are so excited about this recent development, and can’t wait to share it with you; We have completed the final trials in composting all organic waste generated by Syndian in collaboration with a local farm.
More about it:
For years, here at Syndian, we have been concerned with the volume of organic waste collected weekly, just to be dumped in landfills and rot, produce Methane gas and add to the environmental concerns. This fact becomes more painful if you consider the amount of waste generated from a manufacturer that relies heavily on produce and other organic ingredients.
Although we have a vigorous plastic, paper and cardboard recycling program, we always felt more could be done. About 18 months ago, we decided that the best option was to find a way to compost the organic waste and to use a portion of the paper/cardboard (wet / Dry) component. We converted an old machine to become our cardboard and paper shredder. We needed a location, away from our factory, to do the composting. After a search, we found the optimum solution; a local farm with a significant volume of dry organic matter, such as sticks, leaves, branches etc. Traditionally, as part of maintenance and upkeep of the property, this material was burnt several times throughout the year. Needless to say that these cleanups usually generate a large volume of smoke, causing further environmental, personal and health hazards. With this composting program, the dry organic material gets mulched and used as a dry component in the composting process.
How does it work:
All organic waste gets collected daily, separated, and kept isolated from all other waste; twice a week, the waste gets transferred to our composting farm and mixed with other dry organic materials
The dry organic material gets stockpiled on a need basis, using the specially bought mulcher and the newly converted cardboard shredder. All compost generated is used at the local farm, where soil improvement is much needed. Here at Syndian, we have reduced the volume of waste taken to the local dump down to third since we started this trial. The next challenge now is how to minimise the existing waste even further.
The feedback from the local farm participating in this trial is excellent; they enjoy the result, especially the high-quality compost. The only reported problem is that pumpkin plants are growing everywhere the compost has been used !!!.