Worm farm shared

Looking over a new community worm farm facility in Clyde are (from left) Bike It Now co-owners...
Looking over a new community worm farm facility in Clyde are (from left) Bike It Now co-owners Kathryn (Fletch) Fletcher and Lisa Joyce, Central Otago Reap sustainability team leader Anna Robinson and Central Otago Reap manager Bernie Lepper. The Bike It Now worm farm has been opened up for use by others in the Clyde business community. PHOTO: PAM JONES
A Central Otago business is turning heads with its responsible waste systems, and is also sharing the love.

Other businesses would benefit from Bike It Now's latest sustainability initiative, Central Otago Reap sustainability team leader Anna Robinson said.

The Clyde business was one of four that did a waste audit through Reap earlier this year which resulted in "some good changes", Ms Robinson said.

Bike It Now had also won a worm farm through the initiative. While this was for its own use it had "decided to take this one step further" and invite all the businesses on their street to use the worm farm too.

Several businesses had already committed to putting compostable waste in the communal worm farm.

Ms Robinson praised Bike It Now's leadership in facilitating further positive change.

"I like that this one audit has created a change in a business hub and think this could be a great opportunity to showcase good business responsibility which is happening locally."

Bike It Now co-owners Kathryn (Fletch) Fletcher and Lisa Joyce said they were "excited" about their new venture, and others in Clyde were welcome to come to the business to collect the resulting "worm wee" liquid fertiliser for use in their gardens.

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