Food waste is one of the largest contributing factors to global warming when it’s sent to landfill. The simple act of composting will reduce GHG emissions caused from food waste by 98%. Bronwyn helps her consumers manage their food waste with a responsible, eco-friendly, scalable solution.
About the event: 'How we can change so that the climate doesn't have to' -
This is a collaborative event, between TEDxCapeTown and TEDxJohannesburg, with the main aim of calling fellow South Africans to action and mitigate the impact of Global Warming. The key focus will be to inform the public of local initiatives that they can get involved in, providing an avenue to have a positive ecological footprint, and catalyzing a change in behavior. The event will also loop in relevant TED Countdown content.
We are excited that you said yes. Tell us more about why you believe it's important that your organisation/ project participates in this collaborative virtual event?
Our mission at Bokashi Bran is to provide solutions for food waste diversion from landfills. Food waste is the 3rd largest contributing factor to global warming when it’s disposed of at a landfill site. Valuable nutrients are lost and should rather be added to our soils to eliminate the need for chemical pesticides and fertilizers.
What has being in lockdown taught you about yourself/ your team?
We made valuable use of the "pause" in life during the lockdown. Our business was fast to react to the loss in the hotel industry which, before lockdown, was 95% of our business. We have realised the enormous benefit our system offers to home kitchens and gardens and started communicating this value through social media and online marketing.
What do you hope to gain from this experience?
I hope to spread the message about the environmental damage that food waste causes when sent to landfill and how simple, convenient, and inexpensive it is to implement the bokashi system in both home and commercial kitchens.
What key message or inspirational quote would you like to share with our virtual event audience, currently in lockdown?
"To know and not to do, is not yet to know." Stephen Covey
About Bokashi Bran:
Bokashi Bran is an environmentally-concerned bokashi manufacturer. It is an eco-friendly, convenient and affordable disposal method for food waste.
The bokashi system offers a solution for high volume food waste producers including hospitality, shopping centres, hospitals and canteens. They also cater for smaller kitchens in B&B’s and private homes. Bokashi is produced by brewing effective microorganisms (EM) with wheaten-bran. EM consists of a wide variety of effective, beneficial and non-pathogenic microorganisms produced through a natural process and is not chemically synthesized or genetically engineered.
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