Learning how to compost is one of the most earth friendly things you’ll ever do. Composting is simply a process of transforming your kitchen and yard waste into nutrient-rich soil. Composted soil is an optimal fertilizer for your yard, and helps with all gardening issues, including drainage, disease, and pest problems. It’s an easy, natural way to give life to the soil around your home in a natural way that doesn’t contaminate your soil with chemicals or poisons.
With composting instead of tossing the waste into the trash, you’re also actively reducing the amount of waste you’re sending to the landfill. The world’s landfills are bursting at the seams, while the population keeps growing, and this is becoming a more and more critical issue.
Many families can reduce the amount of waste leaving their homes by half or more, by composting everything they can. If you recycling everything you can, there ends up not being much to send to the landfill in the first place. The Earth and every future generation will thank you.
By composting, you’re also reducing greenhouse gas emissions in what can add up to be a rather significant sum. By composting, not only do you to cut back the greenhouse gasses created in the landfill, but composted soil actively pulls carbon dioxide out of the air. In fact, it’s possible for a person who actively tills compost into the land around just their home, to offset a year or more of the average American’s carbon emissions.
Think about what an impact it would make if every family composted instead of sending their waste to landfills. The soil around our homes would become healthy and nutrient-rich, the landfills would become controllable, and our greenhouse gas emissions would minimize too.
Learning how to compost is easy; there are plenty of resources on the net – a simple search can give you all of the information you need. Then, start with a simple compost bin or even make one yourself and get started with no investment but a little time.