BY KEVIN KEARNEY
We face a lot of environmental problems these days, and solutions can seem out of reach. But there is an area where we can all make a significant, visible difference: composting.
Composting is natural. Under the right conditions, microbes will naturally transform our food and yard waste into a nutrient-rich soil, producing minimal emissions. If left to rot in a landfill, however, the scraps will release methane as they decompose.
Composting is easy. Up to half of what we throw away can easily be composted. From an open pile in your backyard to a compost tumbler in the garage, anyone can begin doing their part for the environment, starting today.
Composting is caring. We all produce food waste, which bloats landfills and produces methane, but composting allows us to do the right thing when managing our own waste streams.
Composting is conservation. Composting food scraps and yard waste saves tons of space in our landfills and greatly reduces greenhouse gases, which helps slow the effects of climate change. Plus, finished compost can replace synthetic fertilizers, which are a leading cause of our local water pollution.
Composting is necessary. We have to deal with our waste. There’s no way around it. Composting has a much stronger (and faster) positive impact on the environment than recycling!
Composting is simple. To make it as hassle-free as possible, simply sign up for a weekly compost service. All you have to do is deposit your organic waste into a provided 5-gallon bucket, and it’ll be picked up once a week. You’ll receive a new, clean bucket to fill, and we’ll take care of the rest.
Composting is an obvious solution. By converting our organic waste into nutrient-rich compost, we can reduce waste, improve soil health, and help mitigate climate change.
How do you do the right thing the easy way? Obviously, compost.
For information on how to compost at home, or to sign up, visit www.ObviouslyCompost.com