Take waste disposal into your own hands by taking up composting.
Composting accelerates the natural process of biodegrading or rotting down organic waste material into a rich soil or compost. ( What is biodegrading? read this quick resume.)
It sounds complex, and indeed many tracts you read on composting treat it as some kind of arcane science, but basically you put all your scraps into a compost bin keep it warm and well balanced and it rots down naturally into a rich soil or compost.
With the right bins you can turn all your biodegradable waste into plant food, or, if you dont need plant food, just dispose of your waste ecologically.
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We love composting for so many reasons. You can read about them in detail here, but they include:
Cutting our carbon footprint by loads by diverting biodegradable waste from landfill.
Cutting our dependance on waste collection services by taking responsibility for our own waste.
Cutting our bin liners.
From a plastic free perspective, composting means I don’t need to use bin liners to wrap my mushy waste. All mushy waste goes straight in the compost bin. Read living without bin liners for more information.
There are many ways to compost.
You can build or buy an open bin – this didn’t work for me.. rats invaded my bin and refused to leave. Other people manage though. So I use an enclosed system called the Green Johanna to compost everything. Yes its plastic but you can compost meat and there’s NO RATS.
This nifty little electric composting unit that you can keep indoors in a kitchen cupboard
Animal waste bins can bu used to compost your pet poop .
Some people rave about worm bins but I wasn’t impressed – post to follow.
Well there should be something there to suit everybody so c’mon people LETS COMPOST.
New to the subject – read up on all things composting here including compostable plastics.
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