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CHAPTER 7: ROT (COMPOST)

Maria Auclair

Tags Black Earth Compost, Composting, Food Waste, Janelle Rolke

CHAPTER 7: ROT (COMPOST)

by Janelle Rolke @sustainablestepswithjanelle This is the seventh chapter from "Lead a Circular Lifestyle By Practicing the R's of Sustainability" By composting food waste you are naturally recycling decomposed organic materials. This process is one of the most simple ways to combat climate change, so I’ll cut right to the chase and ask you to start composting TODAY!   In the U.S. 60 billion pounds of food waste goes into landfills each year. Food scraps and other compostables that are sent to the landfill break down in an anaerobic environment (a place lacking oxygen) and create methane gas, which is 25 times worse...