Some Benefits Of Composting At HomeBy Anthony K
If you’re just starting off on your zero waste journey, you’ve probably heard some suggestions to start a compost. But what is it? Well, simply, it turns food waste into usable soil. Microorganisms work well together to break down organic materials to create a rich soil that gives plenty of nutrients to a variety of plants. It can help you reduce the proportion of garbage you send to the landfill by a significant amount. Here are a few examples of why you should start a compost at home:
Enriches your Garden and Lawn
Compost contains naturally balanced amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium and helpful bacteria that are essential for healthy soil. You can use compost instead of synthetic fertilizers and chemicals in your garden, which will eventually reach local waterways through runoff, causing oxygen dead zones or algae blooms in our oceans, hurting marine life.
Decrease Your Carbon Footprint
Protecting mother nature should be everyone’s priority. We all need to do our part, and those of us already going green should set new goals. Protecting the Earth never stops! Surprisingly, over half of all landfill waste is compostable! The problem is, when compostable items end up in a landfill, they don’t break down as safely as they would in a proper compost.
Instead of sending our organic waste to landfills, you can save a tremendous amount of space, time, and resources by composting at home. We don’t think about it often, but it does take a lot of time and resources to bring our trash from our garbage cans to those massive landfills.
Overall, this will reduce the carbon emissions that come from the landfills helping us reduce the carbon footprint.