About home composting
All organic waste left by itself decay or decompose slowly. This waste releases heat, emits foul smelling gases and methane which is presumably about 20 times more harmful than CO2. When dumped with other waste at a garbage site, the impact is even more damaging. These are also some of the causes of increasing global warming.
However, when we create a home composting pile by using our wet waste from the kitchen, we are ensuring the process of decomposition is clean and devoid of harmful gases.
The 6 Q’s of Composting
Why: Because most cities are overcrowded and covered with concrete, there is lesser space to dispose solid waste. By creating a home composting pile, we are ensuring that we add less to the municipal and illegal landfills. The end-compost that is created is a natural fertilizer and soil-enricher.
What: From kitchen scraps to garden waste, we can create a composting pile with ingredients that are otherwise considered as disposable.
When: The first 24 hours is the best to compost. If stale food is added to the compost pile, the foul smell will linger for a very long time
Who: Composting can be done by anyone who generates biodegradable waste – Individual homes, apartments, residential colonies and townships, offices and restaurants, hotels and resorts.
Where: Composting is always best done at source. This way it will not depend on fossil-fuels for transportation.
How: The Marigold System from Prudent is a simple, fuss-free and efficient way to manage your biodegradable waste.