Composting provides a cheap and effective way of protecting the environment by reducing waste sent to landfill and incineration while returning organic resources to the soil.
Organic waste sent to landfill is a major contributor to climate change creating methane, a greenhouse gas with 25 times more heat trapping potential than CO2.
Composting also reduces the need for chemical fertilizers while helping to conserve water in the soil during flooding or drought conditions, as compostable materials make up approximately 30% of the material going to landfills.
Composting provides one of the primary methods by which individuals and communities can reduce this disposal route and save Councils the increasing cost of landfill tax.
Compost Awareness Week, in the UK, includes activities organised by Master Composters, Local Councils, community groups and schools helping to promote composting and encouraging compost enthusiasts of all ages to think about compost as more than just part of the waste reduction process and to concentrate more on composting as a means of improving the soil.
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