Choosing to recycle and compost their organic waste, Planet Guardians create valuable Carbon Tax Credits and Landfill Airspace Credits to trade on the Stock market and/or sell to Eskom and the participating Municipality, at a discount, to fund local animal welfare programs; relevant education and school sports programs. At the moment, these assets, too, are being lost to the communities.
For now, we collect clean, mixed, bagged recycling from registered Planetguardians to deliver to manual sorting facilities for recovery, so that only true waste goes to landfill. It's not much, but it's honest work for all involved, and having work available reduces crime. Register at www.mrrecycle.co.za
We would encourage you to use the Bokashi composting system, which processes raw and cooked organic kitchen waste in a bucket (no air). You simply have a working container in the kitchen to which you add the scraps while you are cooking; scrape the plates afterwards. (No liquids) add then squash down the Bokashi Bran to remove any air and, when the kitchen container is full, empty into the 20l bucket standing in the garage or somewhere out of the sun. Once the main container is full, let that stand for another 90 days, then simply bury the best compost around in your garden.
We would like to introduce you to our version of the American SFG urban farmer program, where we provide a table of 1m2 and 20cm deep dimensions, at hip height and with Super Soil that will last for 10 years, so that all can grow their vegetables, regardless of where they live.
Our Version, using the SFG principles, takes out 80% of the space, 98% of the work and saves 95% of the water used by traditional farming. Table prices: The empty Adult tables sell at R3 849 empty or R4 703 with the 200 kg of Super Soil that will keep you happily growing for a decade – if you look after your soil and top up with compost after every harvest.
Herewith the “Big Picture type information:
*Carbon Tax or Credit: equal to 1 ton of carbon dioxide; a market-oriented tool to reduce greenhouse gas emissions allowing those to work well to sell hot air credits to those that need, like Eskom, to reduce their greenhouse gases. We create Carbon Credits through the recovery of materials diverted from the landfill sites. Very expensive to set up, but will be managed by Carbon Traders once done.
**Landfill Airspace credits: Everyone pays the municipalities for the collection and processing of a full wheelie bin every week. By recycling we reduce volume and by composting we reduce mass and therefore we are in credit, which is measurable and holds a financial value that can be used to incentivize more people to change their buying and living habits. In our scenario, those funds are used locally, for the benefit of the participating community only.
Property ownership: When you go shopping, you come home with your new property, the ownership of which is only transferable in exchange for work done; a gift or a transaction but never arbitrarily (theft). The Waste Management Law of South Africa requires that we separate our dry, unwanted property from the wet and contaminated property before bagging separately and placing all inside the wheelie we hire from the Municipality, paying to have our unwanted property correctly dealt with. Separate collection and processing by the Municipality is however not mandatory.