Composting and Sustainability with Andrew Hayim de Vries (EP#15)

by Farley D January 15, 2019 2 mins read

Composting and Sustainability with Andrew Hayim de Vries (EP#15)

 

In today's eco-minded episode, Mason is joined by designer and inventor Andrew Hayim de Vries. Are you interested in the environment? Are you an eco-warrior? Or maybe you've cottoned on that we only have one earth and she is in a spot of bother ;P - well today's episode is for you. Andrew shares his absolute passion for the environment and in particular, his passion for all things composting. Want to help create a synergy of life force, by redirecting a significant waste stream? Then get involved in composting. Andrew has been developing the below-ground composting solution - the Subpod. The guys talk about composting and how you can make sure your home or business system is good for the environment. And do you know how much food waste we have globally? Andrew will shock you! 

 

**SuperFeast HQ's works with Andrew weekly for our community composting system

 

You will hear about:
  • What makes an effective composting system
  • Above ground systems (in warm climates) are NOT a good solution
  • Food wastage is real
  • How can we view the food waste situation and improve the current landscape?
  • Soil degradation and monocultures provide considerable challenges for soil integrity
  • The village / community mentality creates engagement and accessibility
  • Businesses have an ethical responsibility to educate and lead the way in environmental practices
  • How the current status of landfill faces several key issues
  • Imagine buying food based on nutritional value, NOT on weight

 

Who is Andrew Hayim De Vries?

Andrew Hayim De Vries, is an ecologically-focused Australian artist and designer, with a host of professional works spanning 35+ years. He is driven by a passion for recycling and up-cycling, composting and permaculture, the future health of the environment and education! Andrew is based in Byron Bay, where his focus is on establishing an interactive compost education facility, titled Compost Central, which introduces the necessity of composting on-location. Andrew's  Subpod™, after successful trials and prototypes in many locations in Byron Bay and in an eco-resort in Sri Lanka, Subpod™ is now ready for manufacture, to make it available for purchase and installation globally.

 

Resources:

Andrew's Compost Central Website
Subpod Tropic at Talalla Retreat in Sri Lanka - Video
Severn Cullis-Suzuki at Rio Summit 1992
Dan Schreiber at Earth Frequency

 

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Check Out The Transcript Here:

 

Farley D
Farley D

Farley is the SuperFeast marketing magician and eco queen. Farley has a deep love and respect for this planet we call home and is always exploring innovative ways to reduce waste and support the sustainability of her personal and professional practices. Farley is happiest when listening to Simply Red and sipping on a hot cacao tonic drink. He shou wu, tremella, astragalus and ashwagandha are among Farley’s favourite herbs, of which she has on high rotation throughout the day. A grounded taurean, Farley appreciates beauty and design and loves the sun and oceanic air. You can find Farley rocking loud patterns and sporting quirky socks on any given day. A true angel and beloved part of our SuperFeast team.



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