Composting at home in India – “The Daily Dump”
Bangalore produces over 2000 to 3000 tonnes of waste everyday. The centralized government composting plant can handle only 500 tonnes per day. The rest reaches dumps that are illegal.
In just five years the Daily Dump team has helped over 4,500 customers in Bengaluru to compost household waste in terracotta pots, and these customers keep around 5,522kg of organic waste out of landfills every day. What is remarkable about Poonam Bir Kasturi’s waste management process is its simplicity, and the cleverly designed terracotta pots add a touch of earthiness to it.
Bengaluru’s Poonam Bir Kasturi, a former student of the National Institute of Design, has one obsession: that of managing kitchen waste. She is the brain behind Daily Dump, that turns our daily garbage into nutrient waste. Since waste management is not “sexy enough” for most people, she has designed attractive and innovative terracotta pots in which the waste can be managed.