Helping cities solve their waste problems
Welcome to the story of JORGJI, an eco warrior whose mission is to help cities solve their waste problems with eco-regeneration systems.
Food waste is one of the major contributors to landfill.
JORGJI's goal is to turn organic waste streams into usable compost or animal feed supplement through
the use of compostable containers and rapid composting units.
The JORGJI system can not only replace single use plastic and plastic / wax lined cardboard food containers but also provision compostable domestic food waste containers AND turn up to 20 tonne of organic waste (food scraps, garden cuttings, fish and chicken bones, dry paper etc) into 2250kgs of usable compost or animal feed supplement within 24 hours.
Day after day, 365 days a year.
The compostable JORGJI food waste bin is made with vegetative agricultural by products, lined with a liquid resistant liner and printed with vegan ink. It can hold 4.5 kg of food waste, last between 2-4 days (depending on climate),
is odourless and vermin resistant.
JORGJI rapid composting units are odourless allowing co-location back of house to food courts and supermarkets, reduce organic waste stream volumes by 80 to 90% vastly reducing landfill charges, provide ready to use compost or pelletised animal feed supplement and small quantities of bio-oils suitable for further processing as fuel additives and small quantities of non-potable water suitable for gardens. Rapid composting units are electrically powered and require an initial investment less than the cost of a single municipal garbage truck.
JORGJI systems are a dry system meaning large quantities of water are NOT required to complete the composting process.
A 2 tonne wet system or Liquid Food Composting (LFC) can require the same quantity of water
- 2000 litres per day - to complete a cycle.
An equivalent 2 tonne JORGJI system would use just 15 litres of water to process the same organic waste stream.
Created in Brisbane, Australia in 2015, JORGJI was the brainchild of Kym Rich, Director of Olive Tree Environmental Systems. Originally from Hong Kong, living in Australia for the past 40 years and travelling around the world, Kym’s goal is to recycle food waste with JORGJI so that it doesn’t end up in landfill.
Food waste is one of the major contributors to landfill - the JORGJI bin allows the nutrients present in food waste to be returned to the soil to regenerate the productive capacities of the earth. In 2015, Kym designed the the disposable food waste bin for every household and named it the JORGJI bin. The aim is to centralise food waste composting, making it suitable for all cities wishing to manage their waste in a sustainable and ecological fashion.
In Asia, on average 6 plastic bags are used per a day. If a city has 350,000 households, by using the JORGJI bin we can save up to 2.1 million plastic bags per a day, which equals 766.5 million plastic bags per year. All this in just one city!
Plastic bags mixed with food waste and other non-biodegradable materials cause disastrous damage to our environment. The complicated mix of materials presents a challenge for current waste management strategies and generally leads to some sort of air, soil or even oceanic contamination. Many large cities are so condensed that they no longer have space for land fill, further increasing air pollution by burning rubbish.
The time to act is now and we need your help. The goal for JORGJI is to centralise food waste composting and recycle organic waste so that it doesn’t end up in landfill. Using more JORGJI bins means less plastic bags are required and less rubbish is burned.
JORGJI has already been supported by the Macau Government and they have been brave enough to join us in the fight against pollution as a part of their Green Macau Policy.
Macau is a city with 650,000 residents and is a tourist hot spot with 30 million people visiting each year. With the support of local residents and Kiang Wu Hospital championing the use of the JORGJI bin, we know we can do our bit to reduce waste and pollution.
Making a difference with every purchase
As a part of the circular economy compost is provided to farmers to regenerate and improve the nutritional quality of the soil.
Be part of the solution and together we can regenerate FIVE MILLION TONNES of food waste to landfill into high quality compost.