CAPE TOWN, South Africa and WADDINXVEEN, The Netherlands, May 31, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Over half the nations that qualified for the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa have pledged to offset their CO2 emissions, for example, by supporting an organic compost project set up by Eosta's sister company Soil & More Reliance in South Africa. The teams from the following countries have volunteered to support this climate protection initiative: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ivory Coast, England, Greece, Italy, Japan, Cameroon, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Nigeria, Serbia, South Korea, USA, Uruguay and the host country South Africa.
The Soil & More Reliance compost project in South Africa was singled out by the United Nations Environment Programme as one of the top three best emission reduction projects. "We are proud to have been selected by renowned organisations, such as FIFA, the South African government and the United Nations, which have recognised our contribution to environment protection and social responsibility," says Aart van den Bos, co-founder and director of Soil & More. The company runs plants, which produce high quality compost for organic farming in South Africa.
The Compost Project in South Africa was developed in partnership with the Cape Town city administration. Surplus organic waste is composted. Aerobic composting eliminates greenhouse gases like methane. In addition, the compost increases soil fertility and water-holding capacity. As well as reducing greenhouse gases, the Compost Project developed by Soil & More also helps to reduce the environmental problems caused by agriculture in South Africa, by tackling issues such as soil erosion, water scarcity and waste production.
About Soil & More
The international company Soil & More, which originated in the Netherlands, was founded in 2007 with the aim of reconciling economic and environmental problems. With its high quality compost, Soil & More makes a decisive contribution to environment and climate protection. As well as in South Africa, Soil & More projects can also be found in Egypt, India, Mexico, as well as other developing and emerging countries.
Soil & More's partners include Oxfam, FIBL (research), University of Twente, IFOAM, Global Reporting Initiative, Water Footprinting Network, Clinton Climate Initiative and FAIRTRADE.
SOURCE Soil & More and EOSTA