Using by-products to increase yields and sequester carbon
Circular food systems in East Africa 5/5
Global estimates show that about one billion tons of organic waste is produced annually by cities. Managing this waste is costly, meaning that it is often simply dumped, leading to carbon emissions, pollution and vermin. Insects could offer a holistic issue to the challenge of urban organic waste. Their efficiency in safely converting organic waste into food, feed and nutrient-rich compost is well-proven. In this film, we hear from two companies, Sanergy and InsectiPro, about how insects can transform waste into profits and how soil fertility can be a key component of a circular economyA systems solution framework that tackles global challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss, waste, and pollution. It is based on three principles, driven by design: eliminate waste and pollution, circulate products and materials (at their highest value), and regenerate nature. for food in cities.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation works to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. We develop and promote the idea of a circular economy, and work with business, academia, policymakers, and institutions to mobilise systems solutions at scale, globally.
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