The magic of composting

Did you know that the transformation from biomass to humus soil is key to survival on earth? Since very few plants can grow without humus, we’re dependent on it. Let's dive into the science, business and awareness building of composting!

In this episode, Evelina pays a visit to Alfred Grand, founder of Vermigrand, an earthworm compost and humus business in Austria. Malin meets up with Hana Nur Auliana, growth hacker of Waste4Change, a compost, recycling and consulting company in Indonesia. Moreover, we chat with Ben Conard, marketing director of Noissue, a compostable mailer business in New Zealand.

You'll find the episode on our SoundCloud.

Alfred explains how composting works, he dives into hot and cold options, the commercial production of Vermigrand’s organic humus soil, and all the ways to keep earthworms happy and eager to do their work. Hana talks about Waste4Change’s programs “Send Your Waste” and “Zero Waste to Landfill”, and the efficiency of the Indonesian black soldier fly. Ben shares Noissue’s insights on composting as an incremental part of your business model and enabling for businesses and end-consumers to make environmentally sustainable choices.

All in all, this is an episode celebrating not only earthworms and black soldier flies - but the critical change small and medium-sized business can contribute to!

Oh, and by the “magic of composting”, we mean the science and biology of composting, it’s just so cool, we couldn’t help ourselves. This certainly is magical!


We'd love to get your feedback on the podcast. Did you learn something new in this episode? Would you recommend others to listen to Love Zero Waste? What topics do you want us to tackle in the podcast? Contact us, we're all ears! 👂


Vermigrand’s website,

Noissue’s website,

Waste4Change’s website,

Definition of Homininae,

Facts about earthworms,

Facts about soldier flies,

Facts about soldier flies (Waste4Change),

Waste4Change’s “Send your waste program” (

Waste4Change’s “Zero waste to landfill”

Facts about composting,

Composting guide,

Facts about ecosystem services,

How to make compost at home,


This is for all the amazing spirits:

Idea, production and editing: The Good Tribe and Circulous

Hosts: Evelina Lundqvist and Malin Leth

Mixing: Umami

Jingle: Merlinn Sound

Initiators of the Love Zero Waste community: Evelina Lundqvist and Alexandra Poetz

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