Monday, 24 April 2017

Why You Should Compost The Organic Waste ?

  • Home composting is a valuable tool in educating children about nature and the cycle of life. 
  • Adding organic materials to the soil improves moisture retention.
  • Healthy plants from healthy soil look better, produce better and have a much greater ability to fight off pests and diseases.  
  • Compost provides a balanced, slow–release source of nutrients that helps the soil hold nutrients long enough for plants to use them. 
  • The nutrients from compost are not washed away by rainfall. No waste!
  • Keeps a valuable resource out of the landfill.
  • Reduce civic costs for waste collection and thereby reduce fuel use
  •  Extend the life of landfills. Remember residential waste is 40% compostable materials.
  • Compost is a mild, slow release, natural fertilizer that won’t burn plants like chemical fertilizers.
  • It also improves texture and air circulation for heavier soils (like Manitoba gumbo) and helps to increase the water retention of sandy soils
  • Provides organic matter and nutrients which will improve plant growth and  lead to better yields.
  •  Organics in landfills break down anaerobically (without oxygen) to produce methane gas, a greenhouse gas 21 times more harmful than CO2.
  • Buried organics can react with metals in the landfill to produce toxic leachate, a potential source of groundwater pollution.

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