What are Babson Entrepreneurs up to?: Piggy Pellets
So what are Babson Entrepreneurs up to? We will be updating the blog with more students business profiles so everyone knows what Babson’s students and alumns are up to. This is a great way for businesses to market themselves, for students to find new projects they might want to work on or contribute, and just lend out a hand if you can help a business out with a contact or advice.
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Today’s post is for Piggy Pellet. A Piggy Pellet is a concentrated formulation of bacteria, fungi and probiotic microorganisms that accelerates the natural process of decomposition. This has two primary benefits: first, it allows environmentally-conscious consumers to participate directly in waste reduction; second, it has the potential to reduce waste management costs for owners, landlords, real estate management companies as well as city and state governments.
Created for eco-consumers who are unable to separate waste effectively or compost at home, e.g. urban residents in high-rise apartment buildings, a Piggy Pellet is designed to help decompose food waste destined for landfill. The pellet will begin the process of degrading trash inside the garbage bag using aerobic and anaerobic decomposition before it gets to the local dump or transfer station. The consumer will not see or smell any noticeable changes in their trash nor will they be required to take any additional action with regard to how they dispose of their trash.
Despite the physical constraints that many consumers face when it comes to organic waste disposal, Piggy Pellets allow people to participate in the natural process of decomposition and play an active, tangible role in environmental stewardship. In addition, because the pellet is packaged in compostable plastic, the product itself will decompose.
The pellet acts as a catalyst in the creation of compost. Compost has many powerful benefitsincluding effective degradation of many types of contaminants. Compost is also being used as an innovative technology to clean up land contaminated by hazardous wastes, remove contaminants from storm water, facilitate reforestation, and restore wetlands and other natural habitats. By using a pellet at home, the consumer becomes the primary agent in the decomposition process.