Composting is the act of organic material (think your banana peel, apple core, or anything made from naturally occurring material) to break down (decompose) naturally. In this process, these items we consider as “waste” decompose and become food for soil. It’s nature’s way of recycling.
Some locales have commercial composting facilities where residents can bring organic materials for composting. This is the fastest composting option. Check to see if you have one in your area.
For those who don’t have a commercial composting facility in their area, you can compost in your own backyard with a composting bin or even in your garden within limits. There are different methods of composting: tumbling, worm, bacterial, etc., so you’ll want to research which method makes the most sense for your lifestyle. This can be the second fastest method depending on which route you take and what you decide to compost.
Goods and the packaging use to transport goods don’t always make it to the compost or a recycling facility (a major problem with plastic) as they should. These items end up in a landfill and in our water ways. The good news is, in time, compostable material will decompose and no longer be “waste.” This is the slowest method.
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