As food waste continues to be a challenge, South East CDC will be introducing an educational and sustainable programme to encourage residents to a adopt zero waste lifestyle that supports a circular economy.
The Wormery Movement
Wormery is a viable alternative to food waste treatment and addresses food waste concerns through an organic approach. Worms can consume and convert compostable food waste into nitrogen-heavy natural fertiliser, to be used in gardens for both recreational and agricultural purposes. This provides a platform for our community to contribute their efforts towards our national agenda, empower green citizenry, and adopt a circular economy lifestyle change.
Community and school gardens located in the South East District will be provided with the following items to start them off on the wormery movement:
Two worm bins complete with bedding material and 300grams of compost worms in each bin
Workshops on setting up the bin with mentorship and wormery support from ITE College East
Educational materials on setting up and maintaining wormeries
Scrappy the worm
Meet Scrappy the worm, our new mascot for food waste management.
Through Scrappy and The Wormery Movement, we hope to inspire residents to think of sustainable alternatives to food waste management and embark on the zero-waste treatment as part of SE CDC’s Sustainable Living initiative.