Don’t Haul Food Waste… Compost It!

Don’t Haul Food Waste… Compost It!

The collection of organic waste and transport to composting sites by local providers, is known to be environmentally correct instead of trashing it. This statement cannot be refuted, as trashing food waste that will be hauled to our landfills will rot and produce methane gas.

However, sending food waste to local composting facilities cannot be considered Zero Waste, as it comes with a price to us and the environment. Here is why. When we send food waste to local composting facilities, we pay the price of transportation and corresponding production of CO2 emissions. It is for this reason, that treating organic waste at the source —or where it is produced— is believed to be the ideal option.    

Zero Waste is the most valuable solution…

Composting food waste at its source is the most natural way of recycling, as it does not produce CO2 emissions nor require additional power to transform waste into compost. It is considered to be one of the most powerful actions that we can take to reduce trash, address climate change and build a healthy soil.

Thanks to technology, we now have devices that can efficiently process food waste at its source (home) and produce value by turning waste into compost and other by-products. Furthermore, composting at home provides an opportunity to recover nutrients from food waste that otherwise would be lost when it is sent to landfills. This is one of the most remarkable benefits of composting food waste at home. Last but not least, composting at home has a financial advantage, as you are contributing to lower the costs associated with collecting waste.

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