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Daily Dump: A Creative Commons Concept for Composting Worldwide

Nominated by Jesper Pagh

I love Daily Dump.

Why throw away valuables as waste? That is the simple yet profound idea behind Daily Dump. As of May 2010 Daily Dump customers keep 4095.8 kgs of organic waste out of landfills every day. Simply because Daily Dump enables them to do so.

Established in Bangalore in 2006 by Poonam Bir Kasturi, Daily Dump has designed a range of bins to compost the organic part of your household waste at home, a communication campaign to tell you why and how – and a service to help you do it even if you are too busy or too uncomfortable doing it yourself.

It is simple and it works. The concept is shared via a Creative Commons license enabling everybody to clone it in their own city and make a profit out of it, and today Daily Dump is working in 11 cities in India and Chile, and is starting up in Florida, USA.

Daily Dump makes a difference by turning a major problem into an asset and opportunity for people in their everyday lives. And when push comes to shove we can only drive change by making sustainable living better living.

Jesper Pagh is a Danish designer a specializing in the interaction between design, sustainability, technology and human behavior.

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Hey - Thanks a bunch for sharing. Can you share more about how effective Daily Dump is v. the Nature Mill or v. a simple Compost Pile or Compost Bucket?

Reason I ask is because I run an eco buying collective that helps small businesses get discounts on biodegradable food packaging. I'd like to be able to recommend Daily Dump to our community as a home composting option, but would really like to know more about how it stacks up against some of the other options / composting practices (and in particular whether it's effective against compostable food ware like corn based cups or bagasse containers).

Any info you have would be helpful. Thanks!

Posted by: Dinesh on 28 May 10

Its a great way of saving the earth + make money.!!! I hope my city Hyderabad notices the importants and starts it ASAP..

Posted by: Zack on 24 Jun 10

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