Composting is inspired by the natural process of decomposition of matter that can be observed in the forest. It is a matter of transforming the organic residues into compost, a quality fertilizer for the garden.
Why do we have to compost?
When disposed of in the trash, our table scraps and green residues (also known as organic residues) are destined for burial. However, when they are buried, these organic residues are the source of several environmental problems.
1) Climate change:
Under the weight of garbage and trucks, our food and gardening remains compact, preventing oxygen from taking part in the decomposition. Decomposition without oxygen produces methane, a gas that contributes 21 times more to the greenhouse effect than CO2. By composting, the organic residues are allowed to decompose with an oxygen supply and with the help of soil microorganisms. This reduces the production of methane that contributes to climate change.
2) Contamination of the water table, lakes and rivers:
The decomposition of organic residues forms, with rain and snow. It is a liquid that flows through the dump, bringing with it various toxic substances including hazardous materials and organic matter. It contributes to the contamination of neighboring bodies of water.
There are, unfortunately, several prejudices about the practice of domestic composting. Some people think that compost smells or attracts vermin. However, when the technique of composting is well controlled, it is a natural process that does not create a nuisance either for oneself or for its neighbors.
To learn how to successfully complete your home composting project you need to just get out there and do it!
How To Start?
The best way to start is in the kitchen. If you have a good garbage disposal, then you will have plenty of food waste that you can compost everyday. You can see some examples of these here www.bestgarbagedisposalreviews.net.
The next thing that you will want to do is to plant some trees and plants in your garden area. This will hep the oxygen to really ferment the soil and make your garden fresh.
Hope that you enjoyed this guide.