Always wanted to start composting? This is how you can begin

Celebrate Earth Day by helping out the planet

Save your food scraps!
Save your food scraps! (Pexels.)

You probably already recycle, and it’s absolutely an easy way to reduce your carbon footprint, but are there any more things you could be doing around the house to be a little bit more green?

Composting is a great place to start.

Composting is when you let your leftover food scraps decompose over time, which will eventually turn into compost.

Compost can then be used for gardening because it is rich in nutrients.

The idea is that instead of throwing out banana peels, potato skins or the ends of your asparagus, you save them together and let them decompose until the material is turned into compost.

Not only are you cutting back on your personal food waste, but you’re also helping reduce methane emissions from landfills that will help combat climate change. It’s a win-win situation for everyone.

Indoor composting can be a lot of work, and there are a few different methods you can follow.

Honestly, if you don’t have the space at your home for an outdoor compost, you may be better off saving your food scraps in a plastic bag in your freezer and finding someone local in your community who does composting.

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