Welcome to BioBag’s Community Heroes series! Each month, we will highlight community heroes that are making a difference in their communities and working to make their local environments cleaner and healthier.
This month, we are taking a look at Compost Queens!
The Compost Queens mission is to help the San Antonio community use the abundant resource of food waste to replenish the soil and create more sustainable food and economic cycles by creating a difference in community perceptions and habits involving food, waste, and sustainability. We spoke to Alma Rominger, the Director of Marketing and Communications for Compost Queens, to learn a little more about their organization.
What led you to start your composting operation?
Rominger: We had long known the environmental and garden benefits of composting and did our own composting in our backyard. Learning about the benefits of Bokashi Composting is what inspired us to create Compost Queens. We thought that the ease of use would really help encourage our community to start composting and we wanted to share the magic! We wanted to make it as easy as possible so that more people were able to divert their food scraps and we could lower our community-produced emissions, all while helping to grow food as well!
Who do you serve, and how can people get in touch with you if they want to start composting?
How much organic material do you typically take in on a weekly basis?
Rominger: We collect an average of 9,000 pounds per week.
Please give us one fun fact about you or your business.
Rominger: Our founders are a mother-daughter duo!
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