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Why You Should be Composting

What do you think about when you hear the word “recycling”? For a lot of people, it’s putting paper and plastics into the correct bin on trash day. However, recycling is a process that’s been occurring in nature since the first organisms spread across the Earth.

People who live and work in agriculture have known about composting and using organic fertilizer for crops for many generations. Here are some reasons why you should be excited about composting in your own household.

Feed Your Garden

If you are somebody with even a bit of interest in gardening, compost makes everything easier. Your flowers will be more beautiful, and your tomatoes will be, well, more tomatoey.

Compost breaks down into your soil and increases the presence of organic matter, which then provides extra nutrients for your plants to absorb on top of the nutrients already present in the dirt. That means your plants grow stronger, and the growing season can even be extended.

Save Money

Composting can save you money in a few ways. When distributed throughout your garden or lawn, it helps soak up any water and slowly releases it to plants or grass. That means you spend less time watering and save money on that bill at the end of the month.

It’s also a great way to reduce your trash output. There have been studies showing that almost half of the garbage we’re throwing away each week is made up of organic wastes that could be composted.

Save the Planet

When people throw away organic trash, it goes to a landfill and decays. That process releases methane gas that gets trapped in the piles of garbage and releases in large quantities, which then goes on to harm our planet’s ozone layer and stimulate the greenhouse effect. By composting, we reduce those gases.

More than Food

Eco-conscious companies are doing their part to reduce waste and encourage composting. For instance, Zume’s molded fiber products are 100% compostable and environmentally friendly. No matter what your project, we can work with you to come up with a solution that will help you do your part to clean up the planet. Get in touch with us here and let’s work together to make a difference.

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