Sept. 26, 2018

ShareWaste - "Creating value, and friendships, from kitchen waste"

ShareWaste - "Creating value, and friendships, from kitchen waste"

This week Climactic is happy to have the founders of ShareWaste, an amazing app that's connecting and creating communities through the simple act of sharing organic waste. We all produce it, it's our kitchen scraps, our yard clippings, our garden waste. And, in proving that "one's trash is another's treasure" what may be waste to us, may be gold to others. Australia, just like many other countries, but especially on our arid continent, has a serious organic material shortage, especially in our soil.

ShareWaste is a huge ally to composters, worm farmers, and farmers, and a great timesaver and tool for consumers. The 'consumer' title, it's OK to hate it, yet it's an accurate title for the majority of us. Through a free app, the power of the commons, and an amazing community Eli has fostered, ShareWaste can help anyone, anywhere, remove some of the negative taint of modern consumption.

We were so chuffed to bring you this story from Tom and Eli, and can't wait to feature more stories from the ShareWaste community. And we have one in this episode as well, so you won't have to wait long!

Andrew is a host on ShareWaste, in fact, he was the first host Mark connected with through the site. Andrew's story is likely echoed across the community and the 10,000+ users, and it's a great one. Through leveraging ShareWaste, the community garden Andrew has taken the lead on maintaining and rehabiliting has helped dozens of South Melbourne dwellers bury their bokashi, a vital service.

We hope you enjoy this episode, and if you'd like to hear more stories from the ShareWaste community please let us know!

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--Music from Chris Zabriskie, used under Creative Commons 4.0 license.

Caleb Fidecaro — Producer
Rich Bowden — Co-Founder
Mark Spencer — Co-Founder
Abigail Hawkins — Designer
Greg Grassi — Composer

Special Guests: Andrew McCarthy and Tomas Brambora & Eliska Bramborova.

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