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Are we there yet? This February, famed groundhog weather prognosticator Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow predicting six more weeks of winter... and how accurate was he, right? We are currently under winter storm Quinlan. However, no matter how long and strong this year's winter has been, spring is around the corner.
Climate change discussions are all over the news these days. Talking about how we can make a contribution to reduce GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions is a conversation that is very much related to our product, and one that we would like to include on this and future editions.
As the main image of this edition conveys, Composting at Home has been selected as 1 of 24 ways for us to make a direct impact to reducing carbon footprint and GHG emissions. Start composting today with HOTBIN!
The answer is yes. Coffee grounds can be an excellent addition to your composting pile. Besides waking you up every morning, used coffee grounds can wake up your composting pile. How? Coffee grounds are rich in nitrogen, which provides the energy that bacteria needs to turn organic matter into compost. Coffee grounds small particle size greatly increases surface area. As more surface area is exposed, the decomposition process generates more heat, thus speeding up the composting cycle. Additionally, coffee grounds can be a safe substitute for nitrogen-rich manure in the compost pile per Cindy Wise, coordinator of the compost specialist...