Compost all your food waste
220 lbs per person per year. Imagine that. A lot of people probably couldn’t even lift all the compost they produced in a year. If just 100 people read this blog and started composting, more than 11 tons of organic waste could be diverted from landfills.
How does composting work? Microbes, such as bacteria and fungi, in the presence of oxygen and water, use carbon for energy and decompose the organic wastes. Check out the EPA’s Guide to Composting.
Significantly decreasing waste disposed in landfills and incinerators will reduce greenhouse gas emissions the equivalent to closing 21% of U.S. coal-fired power plants.