Revolution of the Buckets is a community-based organic waste management initiative started in Florianopolis, Brazil in 2008. As a World Future Council brief explains, “this highly cost-effective practice ensures the recovery of 8 tons of organic waste weekly and its transformation into compost. Through its promotion of urban agriculture, this decentralized and participative waste management system has so far produced 1,200 tonnes of organic fertiliser and contributed to the production of nutritious food and ensured food security for participating families.” The program has also greatly increased neighborhood sanitation, drastically reducing the presence of rats. Building on its success in Florianopolis, this model is now being used in cities across Brazil. Read more in the brief linked above and in this article from Believe.Earth, and visit the group’s website (in Portuguese).
Category: Local Food, Farming & Fisheries