It’s International Compost Awareness Week, so we are celebrating the role composting plays in enabling nature's regenerative cycles.
When food scraps and garden waste are made into compost, valuable nutrients are returned to the soil which nurtures plant growth and improves the air we breathe. In addition, composting reduces the volume of organic waste sent to landfill and the resulting methane gas emissions.
Here are five ways to get involved this International Compost Awareness Week:
1. Pick a composting method that works for you
There are different options depending on the amount of time you are willing to dedicate to maintaining a system, quantity of food scraps and amount of outdoor space available. Check out our learn about composting webpage to see some of the different systems for composting at home. Or outsource the composting of your food scraps with Kaicycle, Why Waste and ShareWaste.
2. Set up a compost system - it's easy!
There are easy to follow tips on our website to help you set up and maintain your compost bin, worm farm, and Bokashi system.