Idea - FICS


Team and Contact Details

Student Name School Degree Year Email
Muhammad Nouman
Herman Nasir

Inter School Idea ? Yes
Do you need expertises from another area: Yes
If Yes please provide details of expertises you need: Business majors, IT/Web development experts

Idea Details

Idea Name: Compostify
Slogan: What You've Got Isn't Waste
Supervisor Name: Dr. Zeshan Shiekh
Supervisor Designation: Assistant Professor
Supervisor School: SCEE
Supervisor Department: IESE
Contact number: 0332 7424488
Email ID:
    Compostify aims to solve Pakistan's food waste management problems through sustainable practices . Food waste produced commercially and domestically will be converted to compost and sold as product.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    In Pakistan, organic waste is not considered a resource but an inconvenience. Tonnes of food is dumped into our landfills contributing to costs related to trash disposal, land pollution and emissions. Meanwhile, we are facing massive deforestation, soil salinity and nutrient deficient soil.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   Compostify has 3 beneficiaries: 1) Restaurants/cafes eliminate their food waste & fulfill CSR objectives. 2) Our customers (individuals, farmers, horticulture depts, nurseries, etc) get cheap high quality compost. 3) Our nation benefits from recycling & less waste, contributing to SDG 12 & 13.
How will the solution works
    We collaborate with eateries (restaurants, cafes, etc) & train them in waste management practices to minimize food waste. Their sorted organic waste is collected & sent to the composting facility (providing employment to local people) which converts it to high quality compost. This compost can be packaged sustainably and sold to individual customers, as 'fertilizer' to nurseries, to farmers to use alongside conventional fertilizers, and to horticulture depts to be used in plantation drives.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    Almost all eateries dump their waste & do not make an effort to recycle it. They are only local composting facilities working in landfills whose compost is not sold as a branded product. Compostify collaborates with eateries nationwide while spreading awareness about waste management practices.
Status: new
Entry Date & Time: 2021-01-10 (1821)