Composting: The Better Approach to Waste Management
A major issue facing modern society is waste management. More simply put, what should we do with the waste we produce? Composting plays a crucial role in solid waste management and has impacted the environment in several positive ways, including:
- Improving soil quality
For most gardeners and farmers composting is an important method of enhancing the quality of soil, enriching the soil with essential plant nutrients and introducing beneficial microbes into the ground.
Compost plays an integral role in soil water retention when mixed with soil hence minimizing the amount of irrigation a crop needs, and even preventing leaching of essential nutrients from the soil.
- Reducing waste in our landfills
On average, a third of household waste is organic material. When organic wastes are sorted from other wastes that are disposed of in landfills, it reduces the volume of trash going to our landfills.
By composting organic wastes, the amount of methane generated from landfills is reduced. This goes some way to reducing the impact of greenhouse gases on our climate.
- Minimizes the use of chemicals on farmlands
Using compost as a source of nutrients for the plants reduces dependency on fertilizers. The reduction in the use of chemical fertilizers on croplands reduces the incidence of water poisoning either from contaminated water leaching into lakes and oceans or underground water reservation.
The best part of it all? It is low cost, and you can begin right in your own kitchen.
The Ecofairy Home Composter Machine has a daily capacity of 11lbs, perfect for residential use and turning food waste into compost in 24 hours. This helps users divert food waste from the landfill, reduce the amount of methane gas generated from organic waste, decrease carbon emissions and one’s carbon footprint.
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