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Cousins Compost

Candle Store Owner

Indiana, USA

If you’re a conscious consumer, you’ve probably looked into zero-waste living. There are five Rs to zero-waste living; refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle, and rot. To truly live a zero-waste lifestyle, it’s all about reducing your impact through changing lifestyle habits.


One area that often gets overlooked when switching to zero-waste is the fifth R, rot. This refers to composting. Many, if not most, municipalities don’t offer this in curbside trash disposal. So it’s usually left up to each individual household to manage their compost themselves.


There are fancy products on the market that simplify composting at home and are a great option for those with limited space. But arguably, the best, healthiest, and most affordable way to compost is to rely on nature's very own garbage disposal—worms.


Cousins Compost, based in West Lafayette, Indiana, is a company founded by cousins Jason and Mark. The duo started their worm journey almost accidentally after Jason’s sons spent an entire season fishing. As their need for fishing bait grew over the season, Jason decided to buy worms in bulk to fill their growing need.


Jason’s curiosity got the better of him, and after researching how to care for his new worm farm, he learned just how incredible and valuable these little garbage worms were. After recruiting his cousin Mark, the pair formed Cousins Compost LLC.


The company offers worms for vermiculture and composting to people in their city. And they also give tons of advice on their blog on how to compost and care for your soil.


If you’re interested in composting or want to find out more, visit their website.

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