You can Help Fight Climate Change by Composting

You can Help Fight Climate Change by Composting

Whether you choose to have an open composting pile in your garden or use a composting bin —like HOTBIN to keep waste and odors under control— you can help to fight climate change.

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that food waste constitutes 36% of all solid waste sent to landfills or 133 billion pounds of food every year. Roughly half of the food sent to landfills come from food scraps (I.e., banana peels, eggshells, coffee grounds, etc.). This unavoidable but significant amount of food-waste can be composted; and by composting your food-waste, you are contributing to the fight against climate change.

If you are already composting your household’s food-waste and producing compost to improve the quality of your soil, thank you. Just keep composting and encouraging others to follow your example.

However, if you are still considering starting to compost and/or have one but are exploring other options… be sure to add value and convenience to your decision-making process. Why? Because we don’t want you to get frustrated using the wrong composter bin and stop composting at all. If we bring easy, convenient, and efficient to the add-on values of your selection, you will become a contributor by recycling the organic waste you trash today. Composting is not a short-term proposition, but a long-term commitment. In other words, it must match your lifestyle to be successful, and make it part of your routines.          

More about Greenhouse gases

One of the most destructive consequences of dumping 133 billion pounds of food every year (EPA), is the production of methane gas. Food waste that winds up in landfills is estimated at 36% of the total waste trashed and undergoes a slow and anaerobic decomposition with little or no oxygen. According to EPA, food decomposition at landfills is the largest source of methane production; a greenhouse gas far more potent than carbon dioxide, and a major contributor to global warming. By recycling the food-waste we send to landfills, we are contributing to the reduction of methane gases produced on landfills and climate change.

About our hot composting device

HOTBIN is a hot composter that —different from other composting devices— can decompose bones, cook food, meat, and fish. This is a convenience to users that otherwise would have to sort waste that can be composted from other types that can’t.

HOTBIN provides a short composting cycle of 30-90 days, without forking, tumbling, and producing unnecessary odors. Made from thermal-insulated Expanded Polypropylene, HOTBIN composts all year round to RECYCLE your food and garden waste into RICH compost fast. 

If you haven’t started composting yet, visit this website, and start composting with HOTBIN.

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