In my head I'm tinkering with project ideas to spread composting and zero waste initiatives. I live in a small town in the Netherlands. All green/garden/biodegradable waste for households is collected by the waste collection authority, but none of the businesses have their organic waste collected because htat's an extra tax and they don't qualify for it. So I'm looking at incentives and business models to encourage businesses to compost.
Since moving to this town 5 years ago, the first thing that struck me is there is an over abundance of hairdressing salons. Like, way more places to get your hair cut than to buy cigarettes, which having been in the UK prior was really weird.
I was thinking, could I use all those hairclippings that fall to the ground and get swept into the bin?
I tried once to get a cafe to give me their used coffee beans. Which they did, but the transport for me was a pain and the sheer volume of it meant that alone I couldn't keep it up, and there was no clear strategic uptake of said used coffee beans. So it failed. But I learned from it.
Do you have any suggestions for what the incentives in a compost business model would look like?
I'm thinking something along hte lines of get companies to donate their waste of a particular kind, compost/do something productive with that waste stream, and then create something new out of it.