Food & Garden Waste... Fertilized Soil ‘in Waiting’
Still Thinking in Starting to Compost?
Think no more! I recently read, that ‘composting didn’t have to be hard anymore,’ and I cannot agree more. Although by now this thought should no longer be relevant, the truth is that it still has some people assuming they cannot do it when —in reality— composting is no longer hard to do. Most popular reasons include smells, flies, rodents, unwanted animal visits, and more.
I too was a non-composter once and understand the feelings. However, new technology has made it possible for a good amount of composter bins (like HOTBIN Composting) that are now available for modern households living in suburban areas with some restrictions. Or living in homes with little or no gardens.
So… if you are still debating whether to start composting or not, debate no more and start contributing to zero waste and emissions by composting your food and waste at home.
As previously mentioned, composting should become as essential for recycling food and garden waste, as dishwashers are today for convenience and water conservation. Food waste is a problem in our country today, and we can eliminate this problem by recycling our home waste. EPA and REFED estimates that we trash approximately 400 pounds per household per year, or about 35% of the total US food supply. This terrible amount of waste ends up in landfills generating methane, an even more potent greenhouse than Carbon Dioxide (CO2). Indeed, it is believed that homes generate most of the emissions from wasted food. This exacerbates the climate change crisis with significant greenhouse gas (GHG).
Convenience and the Circle of Life…
Our food and garden scraps can end up as compost fertilizing our gardens. That is, back to mother earth! Most organic materials that once were alive, can be composted at home including junk mail, paper bags, eggs cardboard. They can be considered ‘fertilized soil in waiting’.
To start, you just need to choose the best composting setup that works for you and your household. That is, you can choose to send your waste to a local ‘reliable’ collection service near you or choose to compost at home.
Choosing to compost food and garden waste at home is when convenience kicks in! This is —by the way— the best option for the environment as it does not include emissions from transporting the waste from your home to a composting recycling facility.
Choosing the most convenient composting device for you, your household, and your lifestyle, is critical to not only starting your composting journey, but to being able to continue composting at home and making it part of your daily routines.
HOTBIN Composting provides modern households with a device that makes composting simpler, cleaner and efficient. HOTBIN is a ‘hot composter’ that not only recycles your food 32 times faster than cold composting devices, but it can compost more types of food waste than others can’t such as bones, cooked food and even pet’s poop.
Master composter Megan Brosterman describes HOTBIN’s convenience as “the best part is that everything goes in. No more separating any food waste… and it is fast!.” “You can get your composing heap working in as little as 3 days! Commented Jeremy B. ; and finally, “Able to compost even in winter coldest days, drastically reducing the waste we used to add to our garbage bins,” concluded Henry Schmidt.
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