Do you know what happens to your food scraps when you throw them in the bin? When food scraps are sent to landfill, it's generally compacted down and covered. This removes the oxygen and causes it to break down in an anaerobic process. Eventually this releases methane, a greenhouse gas that is 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide. The implications for climate change and global warming are enormous!
Composting you food scraps instead of sending to landfill is a great GREEN little way to help eliminate this problem!
Some of you are lucky enough to have council kerbside composting, where you can add your food scraps to your green bin - Make sure you take advantage of this!! But if you're like me, and don't have this service provided by your council (I'm looking at you Sydney!) there are other alternatives such as setting up a compost or worm farm at home.
Growing up, I used to compost (I lived on property) but moving to the city meant that I stopped doing this. The places I moved into weren't set up for it, didn't have the space, I moved around a lot and to be honest I didn't think about it that much.
But a few months back, I introduced composting back into my life. I live in an apartment but my building has a small communal yard where we have set up a compost. And this was so cheap and easy to do through my council @waverleycouncil All I had to do was jump onto their website where they taught me how to compost, do a little quiz, and once you've completed the quiz, the council gives you an 80% discount on your compost set up! They have a similar thing going on for worm farming too. And you really don't need a lot of space to set this up.
Check with your council, I'm sure they will have something similar going on to support you with composting and worm farming! 〰
📷: My compost with a view!