Red de Compostaje




Location: Buenos Aires, Argentine

Sector: Agriculture, End of life

A platform to bring citizens together to produce compost.


The autonomous community of Buenos Aires produces daily 17,000 tons of garbage. 8,000 of these are organic waste, which can be valued. A very simple method of recovering organic waste is to compost it.

This is what led young engineers to create the platform Red de Compostaje, which aims to bring people together by raising awareness about waste management and compost production.

  • 8000 tons of organic waste in Buenos Aires
  • 600 tons of compost produced each month.
  • 400 000 kg of CO2 emissions avoided each month.
  • Recycling
  • Industrial and territorial economy

presentation of the circular economic approach

The Red Compostaje platform is an extensive social network. This tool aims to create links between the inhabitants of the same neighborhood by sharing a sustainable activity: the manufacture of compost.

Red de Compostaje has five components:

  • A map updated in real time allows everyone to see who makes compost around you and around the world.
  • A second component offers a list of suppliers of products and services useful for the making of compost.
  • Another section contains techniques and fun methods to teach everyone how to make their own compost easily, with varying degrees of complexity.
  • Various figures and data on waste management, the activity of Red de Compostaje, etc. are contained in a fourth tab.
  • Finally, the last part of the platform is devoted to events (workshops, conferences …) around waste management in general and composting in particular.

Its various sections make Red de Compostaje a very complete platform, in full expansion.

The “Red de Compostaje” network reduces the amount of organic waste generated by the autonomous community of Buenos Aires. This makes it a player in sustainable development in Argentina. By transforming organic waste into fertile soil for gardens, private or shared, or any agricultural plot, Red de Compostaje fits perfectly into the circular economy.

sustainable approach

The autonomous community of Buenos Aires generates 8000 tons of organic waste every day, the vast majority of which is thrown away. Red de Compostaje contributes to decrease this gigantic volume.

Red de Compostaje has two major impacts on society: on the one hand, raising awareness of issues of sustainable development and waste management, and on the other hand increasing social cohesion between neighbors or inhabitants of the same neighborhood. 

replicability & future perspectives

From Argentina, where it was born, the Red de Compostaje is spreading more and more: its model can work virtually wherever there is waste and access to the Internet. Following the founders’ meetings, the model spreads everywhere: Brazil, United States …

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