Did You Know:
- Permaculture is a philosophy of sustainable design that started in Tasmania.
- It’s the study of the forest and patterns that happen over time and how it can be implemented in businesses.
- Here’s how My Goodness implants permaculture and a zero waste approach:
- Food waste and shavings are hard to use, it was going to waste so they use the biodigester to make compost quickly.
- Use rainwater to make new products like kombucha or kefir which involves a 3 step filtration system.
- Use a return scheme on products, in this case glass bottles.
- Compost can hold 2 times its weight in water, so using that in Cork would be great to use, for biodiversity, growing fruit/veg but also used in community gardens as an urban sponge.
- 3 filtration systems, with gravel, charcoal and a UV filter to make it safe. Rainwater is checked and certified. The next process is to ferment it, kefir and kombucha are years old so can be used.
- A return scheme avoids waste, products are reused in the business and reduces production of new items and the transportation.
What You Can Do:
- Take a zero waste approach to your life, do it as best as you can. Doing it imperfectly is just as good.
- Support sustainable businesses.
- Repurpose or reuse items at home as much as you can instead of buying new.
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