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Site for preparation and turning compost heap 

Site for preparation and turning compost heap 

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Here is a very useful book that tells you not only how to make compost but also why. It has emerged out of a lot of collaboration among several institutions that work with low-income urban and peri-urban farmers and composting groups during the last decade, since the mid nineties. Most of this work was done in Kenya, but it applies equally well to...


Coffee grounds are a waste generated in different environments and capable of being valorized through composting. This research aimed to contribute to the dissemination and achievement of sustainable development goals 4 and 11 of the UN 2030 Agenda, through the identification, categorization and evaluation of literature produced to scientifically disseminate composting biotechnology and encourage its application. The key words “coffee grounds”, “composting”, “scientific dissemination”, and “vermicomposting” were selected for the bibliographic search in Portuguese, English and Spanish languages, without delimitation of the time horizon. The search of databases comprised periodicals of Capes, Google and Google Scholar. Literature was categorized as booklets or technical manuals. Results showed 31 manuals and 17 booklets about composting. Studies related to the scientific dissemination of composting, focusing on coffee grounds, are scarce, showing the importance of further studies on the subject. Research carried out in educational institutions requires more widely diffusion, so that public stakeholders can have access to this knowledge. Thus, the dissemination of composting in the form of primers and brochures may contribute to the inclusion of this sustainable practice in the life of people and institutions guaranteeing an incentive to sustainable consumption and making cities more inclusive and sustainable.