How Composting Saves Resources?
Organic wastes, such as food waste and yard waste, make up 25% to 50% of what people throw away. While you may not be able to compost all of the organic waste you generate, composting can significantly cut down on your overall trash.
When we throw away yard and food waste, it decomposes in a landfill and releases methane gas, a potent greenhouse gas. While most landfills have technology to capture much of this methane, eliminating the gas at its source is even better. Plus, compost not only reduces emissions, it also captures harmful volatile organic compounds or VOCs from the air and aids in carbon sequestration. In addition to the environmental benefits, compost also creates a rich natural fertilizer that replaces harmful chemical fertilizers and contributes to healthier, fuller vegetable and flower gardens.
Composting at home can also help conserve all sorts of resources:
Compost helps soak up water, slowly releasing it to plants. With enough compost in your soil, you won’t have to water as much. Also, compost applied thickly as a top dressing has some of the benefits of mulching. It will keep water from evaporating from deeper levels.
Composting at home not only keeps the material out of the landfill; it keeps the material from being transported too! Because many organic wastes contain a lot of water, they are some of the heaviest wastes. Not transporting these heavy wastes saves fuel and energy.
Above all these, composting helps you save money! If you’re able to reduce the amount of trash you throw out, you could reduce your trash bill. Also, when you produce compost at home, you don’t need to buy as much of it from the gardening store or nursery.
Most importantly, composting makes you more ware of trash in general and in the process, you are truly completing the recycling loop and helping our environment more.
Along with composting, there are also many other ways to help the environment like buying and using eco-friendly products instead of single use plastics. Eco Digester has a great selection of eco-friendly products like the 100% compostable bowls and plates which are made from Bagasse. These bowls are made of organic and renewable natural fiber material from sugarcane pulp called Bagasse, these bowls are very sturdy and durable.
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