Daily Routine: Composting
No I do not own a garden in my San Francisco 12-unit apartment building…but composting my food scraps is still extremely important to me. And here are a few reasons why:
- Scraps are turned into something good for the environment (compost) versus being sent to decompose in landfill where they’ll produce methane (the most damaging greenhouse gas and 21 x’s more potent than C02) destroying our atmosphere even more.
- Composting removes up to 75% of material out of the solid waste stream….less trash sitting around on our planet.
- Once recycled back into the earth, it’s amazing for our soil - improves water retention, prevents erosion, and binds contaminants so not taken in by plants.
- Returns nutrients to soil such as phosphorus, potassium, nitrogen and other trace minerals, all creating optimal plant growth and health. Healthier soil = better plants w/ less contaminants, which then equals less toxins and cleaner food on my dinner plate.
He’s small, inexpensive, and allows air to flow in and out of the sides causing a drier composting process, which means no odor or fruit flies. Less that 25 bucks here: http://www.amazon.com/Full-Circle-FC11301-Kitchen-Collector/dp/B004XWGS1G/ref=sr_1_20?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1334294067&sr=1-20