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From Handcrafted Sustainable Tea to Closed Loop Plant Systems

 - May 13, 2014
From handcrafted sustainable tea that comes in all compostable packaging to closed loop plant systems, these composting social innovations go well beyond your average pile of dirt. For instance, the social business Worldstock offers eco-conscious sundresses that fund projects in San Marcos, Guatemala, where part of the project involves building a composting toilet and shower unit.

Interestingly enough, more and more cities are offering their own city-wide composting system, like Toronto's Green Bin, which collects organic waste such as coffee grounds, pasta, fruit, vegetables and meat products. Alongside that, composting social innovations are all part of a growing trend to make composting the essential way forward. It's good for the environment but it can also foster community gardens and urban farm programs. We'll all thank ourselves later.