Welcome ‘Compost Cab’! A New Eco Start-Up Business Soon to Take Off
Do you compost? If you live in a city or even a tightly packed neighborhood our guess is probably not. Lets face it. Without a large back yard where compost can be disposed of properly so as to not stink up the entire house and attract all kinds of unwanted critters, composting is just too much of a hassel for many. Even with the cool and techie compost bins found at Costco and elsewhere, composting in urban settings is more of an “ideal than a reality”.
Welcome the Compost Cab, a new eco start-up business set to launch this spring in Washington D.C. For just $8 a week, you are supplied a compost bin to fill with all of your kitchen scraps. Every week it’s picked up and trucked to a farm where your orange peels, rotten tomatoes, and old coffee rinds are turned into rich and fertile soil. Then after it’s all said and done, you even have the option of using some of that soil for say some nice houseplants or if you choose, it can be donated to other non-profit community gardens.
The entrepreneur behind the business, Jeremy Brosowsky, realized that community gardens and urban farms in his area were having trouble finding good soil to grow large quantities of crops and he was tired of tossing his biodegradable scraps into the rubbish. Now this business may seem like a long shot but just think about all the private recycling businesses that have sprung up across the country. Green business opportunities are everywhere these days and what could be better than making money by helping the planet?