Published: 06 May 2022
The Earthshot Prize is centred around five ‘Earthshots’ – simple but ambitious goals for our planet which if achieved by 2030 will improve life for us all, for generations to come. Each Earthshot is underpinned by scientifically agreed targets including the UN Sustainable Development Goals and other internationally recognised measures to help repair our planet. Find out about these Earthshots and the three priority areas within each Earthshot below.
Conventional fertilisers are responsible for a large proportion of arable farming’s total emissions. CCm’s fertiliser products with significantly lower carbon and resource footprints have the potential to offer a more sustainable approach. The fertilisers take resources that we already have – rather than using up finite reserves, stabilise the nutrient content and deliver nutrition to the crop in a pelletised form. The benefit of storing soil carbon should be seen every year as a result of carbon found in both the calcium carbonate formed by the production process and the organic materials used. The solution can be used in both the developing and developed world but will have a far greater impact on the developing world’s ecosystems. The technology is already being used by 15 recycling groups and is being adopted by PepsiCo to turn the potato peelings from its Walkers factories into nutrient-rich fertiliser for the company’s potato growers.