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We have not inherited this earth from our parents to do with it what we will. We have borrowed it from our children and we must be careful to use it in their interests as well as our own.
- Moss Cass


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Love our planet, it's the only one we've got.

Being Eco provides simple, cost effective solutions to
converting your kitchen waste into compost for individual households and for institutions.

  • Segregate
  • Compost
  • Grow
  • Eat
  • Repeat


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Want to learn more about what you could do to offset your environmental impact and create a greener and cleaner surrounding?

Then look no further!
Being Eco is a venture that promotes sustainable living through its products and services. We are trying to change how what we call 'waste' can actually be quite the 'resource'. We are a team of professionals in love with the environment who are passionate about providing simple solutions to manage your waste. We are committed to providing end to end waste management solutions to create zero waste communities. Being Eco promotes the three R’s waste management - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle which is the order of priority of actions to be taken to reduce the amount of waste generated and to improve the overall waste management process. Being Eco helps you to reduce what you use, reuse what’s left and recycle only those end products that can’t be reused.

About Our Practice

It’s okay to make a mess, experiments can lead to beautiful things. That’s how we started off. We’ve played with enough waste/trash/garbage to know what we can do with it. We make products that help you make beautiful things.

At Being Eco, we come to work every day with a motto to change how waste is handled in the society and to build a movement and a sustainable future through our products.

We’re a passionate team of Environmental Engineers, Biotechnologists, Chemical Engineers, Entrepreneurs and Inventors, Designers, Urban Farmers, Composters, Food Lovers, Problem Solvers dedicated to developing products that will help more people to manage their waste and grow their own food in a sustainable home ecosystem. Our backgrounds are diverse, but we’re united by a common mission. We're also fortunate to have a group of advisers and partners who are contributing their wisdom, capabilities, and networks to help us maximize our positive impact.

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Composting as a Waste Management Solution

Let's face it, one of the biggest problems modern society is facing is waste management. What can WE do about the waste that WE produce? Composting is a great means of accomplishing all the 3 R's of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle in the sense that, the amount of garbage that is sent to a landfill is Reduced, the organic matter (kitchen waste, bio-degradable) are Reused to generate compost and this compost is then Recycled back into the soil as a soil conditioner/additive/amendment.

So what exactly is Composting?

Composting is a process by which organic wastes are broken down by microorganisms, generally bacteria and fungi, into simpler forms.The dark, earthy, crumbly sweet smelling substance that is left behind after this degradation of the organic matter is compost. This is a great method of recycling your kitchen waste and garden wastes. The microorganisms use the carbon in the waste as an energy source. The degradation of the nitrogen- containing materials results in the breakdown of the original materials into a much more uniform product which can be used as a soil amendment. Heat generated during the process kills many unwanted organisms such as weed seeds and pathogens.

Advantages of Composting

Sustainable method of handling organic waste.
Compost can reduce or eliminate use of synthetic fertilizers
Compost enriched soil have lots of beneficial insects, worms and other organisms that burrow through soil keeping it well aerated.
Lessens the volume of the garbage sent to the landfills
Compost reduces soil diseases because of its high nutrient content.
Compost balances pH (acidity/alkalinity) of soil

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By composting food scraps, yard waste, and other ingredients, you create nutrient-rich compost to add to your garden and landscape, and you minimize the waste sent to landfills. Home composting is a great way to be greener and do something good for the environment while seeing major benefits right at your home. Our Products have been designed with the intention of reducing the amount of waste that will be sent out from your homes, offices, schools, hotels and apartments.

New to composting? Worried about smells? Maggots? Time-consuming? Expensive? Fret not. All our products that have been designed will help rid you of your fears associated with composting.

Begin with the Starter Kits. Once your apprehensions are gotten rid of, compost like a pro using the Pro Kits. Eat fresh by using our Harvest Kits to grow your own terrace organic garden with the compost that you’ve generated!

What is CompAdd?

A coco-peat based medium, inoculated with pure microbial cultures (includes a host of microorganisms like useful bacteria, actinomycetes and fungi) and injected with organic nutrients. It maintains a Carbon-Nitrogen balance and controls the composting process. CompAdd minimizes odor by absorbing extra water in your kitchen waste, provides air gaps for aeration (this allows our microbes to breathe and hasten the process of decomposition)

What are the advantages of using CompAdd?
  1. Fast acting and organic.
  2. Creates excellent potting material for growing vegetables and herbs.
  3. Is rich in Nitrogen, Potassium, Phosphorous, which are necessary for plant growth.
  4. Controls Fruit flies
  5. No stirring is required.
  6. Rate of decomposition is significantly enhanced by using CompAdd for composting.

How do I use CompAdd?

Composting using CompAdd requires the containers to be well aerated.
  • In a well aerated container, spread a thin layer of CompAdd over the bottom. You could also add some shredded paper scraps and dried leaves to form the base layer. This will absorb all the leachate that would be generated from the kitchen waste.
  • On this, spread a 2 inch thick layer of organic waste.
  • Cover this layer with more CompAdd thus creating sandwich alternating layers of kitchen waste and CompAdd. This ensures sufficient air gaps are provided and also reduces the odor.
  • Repeat this process until the container is filled.
  • The top most layer should always be CompAdd. Let this sit for about 25 days and you will notice a significant reduction in the volume of the contents of your composting container. This shows degradation of the organic matter. Reap your compost once all the contents have broken down into rich, earthy smelling compost!
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Scared about taking the first step towards composting? Worry not. These Starter Kits should help you take the first baby steps on the path of sustainable living!

If you’re looking for the best way to get into composting, the Compost Starter Kit is definitely the way to go.

Being Eco makes these kits to give you a glimpse of what composting really is for the amateurs. Starter Kit’s have been made by Being Eco with the sole intention of help people get rid of their apprehensions towards composting. These kits made of cardboard are for the first-timers who wish to understand composting and try composting on a smaller scale. By composting the vegetable scraps and fruit peels in this kit, you will know how easy and addictive composting can get!

Being Eco’s Compost Starter Kit is a cheap and easy way to get exposed to the nuances of composting and growing vegetables at home. Did you know that up to 60% of the waste generated in your house can be turned into useful organic manure which can in turn be used to fertilize your home-grown vegetables and fruits.

The Compost Starter Kit is manufactured from high grade and decomposable cardboard and provided with ample aeration for faster breakdown of organic material.

Each Starter Kit includes:
  • CompAdd (1.5 Kg) - Being Eco’s trademark composting additive which comes pre-inoculated with natural and essential composting bacteria and fungi. CompAdd balances the all-important Carbon: Nitrogen ratio. It also absorbs leachate and odor from the waste.
  • Organic Seeds- A small pack of tomato/ amaranth/ spinach seeds is included in the kit.
  • Instruction Leaflet- Contains all the steps to be taken while using the kit as well as any precautions to be followed.
Using the Kit:

Segregate your waste- Collect organic (wet) waste like vegetable and fruit peels in a separate container, paper/plastics/metal in a bag and sanitary waste (like bandages, syringes etc.) in an airtight container. Open the Starter Kit box and remove the instruction leaflet, CompAdd and the seed pack. Spread a layer of CompAdd about half an inch thick, evenly on the box floor.

On this, spread a 2 inch thick layer of vegetable and fruit peels. Now spread another layer of CompAdd on these peels. Continue this “sandwiching” process until the box is filled.

The top most layer should be a 1 inch thick spread of CompAdd. Once filled to the brim, your Starter Kit is now ready to begin the composting process. Leave the box aside for 25 days in a well aerated space but sheltered from direct sunlight and rainfall and keep away from pets. Do not compact the contents of the box even if the volume automatically reduces over time.

After 25 days, you will notice that the box contains compost. You may find undone chunks but don’t worry, these may be tough seeds or other hard organic materials. You can leave these pieces in the box itself. Now you can plant the seeds from the seed pack directly into the box or you can use the done compost to fertilize the plants in your house. If you do plant seeds in the box, sprinkle some water periodically.

Some people may find maggots in their boxes. Don’t worry. Maggots are naturally occurring insect larvae and will only speed up the composting process. If you do get an odor from the box, then simply mix in more CompAdd. The optimum ratio of CompAdd to waste is 1:3. Also, please do not add liquid stuff into the box. This will create anaerobic conditions within and cause a stink.

Disposing the box:

You can reuse the cardboard box another 2-3 times, depending on its condition as well as the moisture levels of the vegetable and fruit peels added. You can bury the box in your garden- it will decompose completely. Even the staples will rust away. You can also shred it by hand and dump it in a bigger compost pile (after removing the staples).

So now that you’ve used the Starter Kit, you can explore further permanent composting by using the Pro Kits..Or go ahead and use another Starter Kit, until you’re comfortable enough with the entire process.

Keep exploring! Grow your own pesticide free organic veggies and fruits at home. Use your own kitchen scraps to fertilize them. It’ll feel great! On a side note, you’ll also be reducing your daily waste output by about 60%.

Watch the following user video to get an overview of how to use CompAdd in a Starter Kit. The same principle of using CompAdd would apply if it were done in any well aerated container as well.

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Already a pro at composting? Use these kits to show the world what a green champion you’re!

Composting is not a one day job. As the organic waste is generated every single day, we need to continue composting everyday for sustained benefits. Our Pro Kits provide for excellent individual home composting.

Each Pro-Kit includes:
  • Two composting bins
  • CompAdd (10 Kg)- Being Eco’s trademark composting additive which comes pre-inoculated with natural and essential composting bacteria and fungi. CompAdd balances the all-important Carbon: Nitrogen ratio. It also absorbs leachate and odor from the waste.
  • Rake
  • Instruction manual.
Using the Kit:

Segregate your waste- Collect organic (wet) waste like vegetable and fruit peels in a separate container, paper/plastics/metal in a bag and sanitary waste (like bandages, syringes etc.) in an airtight container.

Being Eco’s Pro Kit allows you to compost your vegetable peels, food scraps, leftover food, fruit peels, tea bags, coffee grounds etc.

Each kit contains 2 composting bins which will have to be used alternatively when one gets filled. The bins have perforated sides for ample aeration. Start by filing the first bin with a 2 inch thick layer of CompAdd. You can also added dried leaves along with this if you have any. Start by adding your kitchen waste into the bin over the layer of CompAdd. For every 3 parts of kitchen waste you’re adding, add 1 part of CompAdd to it. When you’re done loading in the waste for the day, ensure that no food scrap is left exposed to air by covering it up with more CompAdd. Load the first bin until it is filled to about ¾ its height using this same sandwich method.

Once the first bin is filled, repeat the same steps with the second bin. As and when you’re loading the second bin, the contents in the first bin begin to break down to compost and you will notice a significant reduction in the volume of the contents over the next 25 days. Some food scraps like bones, fibers and egg shells take longer to break down and should be left in the compost bins for 2 more cycles. Once the second bin is filled, the contents of the first bin can be sieved to get finer compost (sieving is not mandatory). Each bin will take around a month to fill up for a family of 4 (around 600 grams of kitchen waste everyday). Repeat the process.

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Already a pro at composting? Use these kits to show the world what a green champion you’re!

Economic. Efficient. Easy. Being Eco will design and commission Community Composting Systems to suit the population served, wet waste produced, space available, etc. Our modular set-ups make installing, expanding or reducing a composting system affordable andhassle-free. Using CompAdd (Being Eco's trademark composting additive), a natural, odourless, chemical-free and rapid composting process is ensured. The concerned staff involved with the maintenance of the system will receive ample training to confidently handle the entire operation. Results can be observed within 25 days after the start of the composting cycle. As we push all our products for technical and innovative excellence continuously, you can be assured that your composting systems will achieve greater efficiency with time.

Some of the advantages of using our Community Composting Systems are:
  • Modular system ensures for quick and easy installations, scale expansions or reductions.
  • Natural and quick. Being Eco's Community Composting Systems use products developed at the intersection of today's state of the art technology with India's ancient agricultural prowess.
  • Odourless composting cycles will not cause any unpleasantness for stakeholders. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian food can be composted.
  • Monthly operation costs can be easily reduced for all systems. The compost generated from earlier batches can be mixed with fresh CompAdd and used for future composting.
  • Ample supply of excellent organic fertilizer for landscaping- Compost generated from CompAdd contains natural essential nutrients for plant growth and is chemical-free.

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Whatever we decide to label it rubbish, trash, waste, refuse, or garbage the piles keep growing. As hard as we try to reduce and recycle large amounts of waste, we will still have some left to be disposed of.
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What is composting?

At a basic level, composting is simply a process of rotting/ degrading organic waste which can be harnessed to feed your plants. Composting provides you with rich organic matter that does wonders to improve the quality of your garden soil. Whether you sprinkle compost on the surface of the soil or work it in, your garden plants and landscape will grow healthier and stronger thanks to the addition.
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How can kitchen wastes be stored for later composting?

Collect food scraps in a plastic container in the fridge, if you have space or keep a tightly lidded container handy, covering each addition of compostable food wastes with just enough CompAdd or sawdust to control odors.
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Will it smell bad?

As long as your compost has enough airflow and sufficient C: N ratio maintained, there shouldn’t any objectionable odors emanating from your compost pile. If you do get foul-smelling odor, you should add more CompAdd or other bulking agent such as soil, old compost or leaves and mix the system to aerate it.
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Can things like sambar and rasam be added?

No. Any liquid food waste added to the compost pile makes the pile soggy thus slowing down the process of composting, producing foul odour. You can drain the liquid and add only the solid particles.
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Can meat/bones be added to the composting pile?

Yes. But they decompose at a really slow pace. The problem with animal protein is that it breaks down very slowly. The moisture and heat in a compost heap that works so well to aid the breakdown of vegetable waste, will attract maggots in case of animal waste.
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Our aim is to provide affordable solutions to individual home owners, apartments, hotels, resorts and other commercial complexes whilst ensuring the waste generated by these bulk waste generators doesn't enter landfills but is instead treated in-situ thus reducing the overheads of transportation, treatment and disposal. We provide a holistic solution on how wet waste that is generated should be collected and how it can be treated effectively.
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Being Eco works with developers and builders/construction companies in procuring Consent for Establishment (CFE) which is a form of No Objection Certificate (NOC). The Pollution Control Board (PCB) has now made it mandatory for apartment complexes with more than 50 houses to have in-house rain water harvesting, sewage treatment plant and solid waste management.
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Environmental Education is an essential part of every pupil's learning. It helps to encourage awareness of the environment, leading to informed concern for active participation in resolving environmental problems.
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The launch of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Mission), a national campaign by the Government of India, has made cleanliness, collection and processing/disposing/reusing/recycling of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) a national priority.
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