KAItiaki Composting

About This Project

Following our successful pilot of KAItiaki Composting in New Plymouth in 2022, BAF has partnered with Zeal Taranaki again to run a 2nd pilot with businesses in the New Plymouth and Stratford CBDs.

KAItiaki Composting is a social enterprise engaging a group of young people from Zeal so they can learn the operational side of running a small start-up enterprise.  It has been developed as a solution to mounting food waste.  Food waste is collected, composted and then used to grow more fruit and vegetables.

KAItiaki Composting provides a wheelie bin to collect food waste (with advice on what can and can’t go in the bin).  Each bin is collected once a week and replaced with a fresh, clean one.  By composting food waste we prevent it going to landfill and creating harmful gases as it decomposes.  We also use the compost we create to grow fresh fruit and veges for our local communities.

KAItiaki Composting is also providing valuable skills for young people learning how to establish and run a small business.

Our 2022 pilot ran in partnership with Marfell Community Garden and Sustainable Taranaki and worked with four New Plymouth businesses.  It removed around 200 litres of food waste from landfill each week. We’re excited to see what we ca achieve as we expand our project across New Plymouth and Stratford.

For more information contact Luke at Zeal on 0211902692