Minna Alanko-Falola is the CEO and founder of Compost Works, a community composting social enterprise.
In this episode, Minna covers:
- Growing up in a family where composting was the norm. [Starts at 1:02]
- Moving away and compost experimentation. [Starts at 2:50]
- Removing food waste from the waste stream. [Starts at 4:36]
- Food waste within a circular system. [Starts at 5:50]
- Creating a healthy ecosystem in your compost. [Starts at 7:52]
- Wormeries. [Starts at 10:45]
- Dalek systems versus hot composting systems. [Starts at 12:37]
- Re-evaluating her life and following her passion. [Starts at 14:05]
- Compost Works, vision and activities. [Starts at 17:35]
- The first community composting pilot operation. [Starts at 20:34]
- Positive feedback from users and building communities. [Starts at 22:55]
- Membership and typical process at each site. [Starts at 25:21]
- Insight from other schemes and challenges. [Starts at 28:14]
- Future ambitions and the importance of restoring the soil. [Starts at 31:54]
- 2050 – small-scale, local food waste management. [Starts at 36:02]
- Being brave and contributing to the greater good. [Starts at 37:58]
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