Founding Member Spotlight
Established in 2016, Circle Compost is a woman-owned company whose mission is to prevent food scraps and other organic materials from being landfilled by turning them into compost that is used in a variety of urban farm and garden applications. They provide Philadelphia residents and businesses with a simple, local alternative to throwing these organic materials away, with a goal to change people’s perception of the value of organic waste.
Why did you become a founding member?
Circle Compost became a founding member to support Circular Philadelphia’s work to advocate for a circular economy and create real change.
What does a circular economy mean to you?
A better future for our kids, a healthier planet for them to inhabit while we’re here and when we’re gone.
What advice would you give to someone to help move the Circular Economy forward?
Think through your personal purchasing decisions. Refuse things you don’t need (like a plastic bag to carry home something from a store that you can easily carry home without the bag), reuse things you can reuse before disposing of them, buy from businesses who offer low waste or zero waste services, and buy used instead of new when you can. There are so many things beyond our control as individuals, but you have control, personally, over these types of decisions, and good choices can add up to make a big difference over the course of a lifetime.