Get green fingers with organic waste

Get green fingers with organic waste

Every day we throw out quite a large amount of perishables, creating organic waste, which needs to be disposed of. With daily cooking, use-by dates, and the need to peel and cut fresh food to stay healthy, it’s simply hard to avoid having some organic waste at the end of most days.

Whilst it may not be possible to eradicate such waste, there are clever ways to use it and avoid having to throw it out, and Eartheasy has some good information on the how’s and why’s of doing so.

Creating compost is a very easy way to make use of organic waste and prevent it ending up in landfill. Compost is the single most important supplement you can give your garden soil. It adds nutrient-rich humus which fuels plant growth, and best of all, it’s free, so rather than spending money in the garden centre – just make your own.

It’s quite true that there are many benefits to composting. With compost, you are adding nutrients to your plants and helping to retain moisture in the soil. It introduces beneficial organisms into the soil too, as microscopic organisms in compost help aerate the soil, breaking down organic material for plant use and warding off plant disease.

Not only is composting good for your plants however, it does a lot for the environment too. It recycles kitchen and garden waste, and reusing such waste can cut down on the volume you are throwing out by up to 30%.

Composting also offers a natural alternative to chemical fertilisers, so you can keep your plants and lawn healthy, in a more natural, and less expensive way.

It also helps to reduce landfill waste, and with around one-third of landfill waste made up of compostable materials, it’s high time we cut down on that build-up.

With landfills closing down and the amount of space we have left to dump our rubbish becoming an issue, we need to look beyond paper and glass. Other parts of our rubbish are useful too.

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