ABOUT TRANSFORMATION OF TRASH, LIFESTYLES AND COMMUNITIES
Here's why we call ourselves San Diego's neighborhood composter.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
First off, know that composters are also haulers. In our business it is sort of implied that your capacity to compost depends on your ability to haul foodscraps. Its because the points at which foodwaste is generated (apartments, grocery stores, restaurants) rarely have the room to compost the scraps onsite. This means that the scraps will need to be put on a truck and transported to where they can be composted.⠀
But Food2Soil's model of a decentralized, neighborhood based network of mid scale compost hubs allows us to break away from the necessity of having to always haul scraps. We are able to design the process such that the scraps are able to bike or walk to us.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Since 2020 we've been able to compost roughly 50 percent of our foodscraps onsite or in the very neighborhoods that they were generated in. Wherever possible we prefer to build local capacity which eliminates the need to put additional carbon miles on transportation of scraps for composting.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This is where community composting differs from commercial scale composting. The latter cannot offer composting without first transporting scraps to a centralized facility in your region (that is if you are lucky) and sometimes across state borders. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
How many carbon miles do your scraps travel before they can turn into soil?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Food2Soil Composting Collective was started in 2015 by Inika Small Earth, Inc as a community supported social enterprise. Inika Small Earth is a 501c(3) tax exempt corporation that works on fostering a circular economy that is enterprise-driven, people-powered and community-centered.