- 13% of the nation's trash is from food waste
- Recycling one ton of mixed paper is 4x more effective in reducing green house emissions than producing one ton of compost
- BUT keeping food waste out of landfills specifically is 2x more beneficial in reducing methane gas production
As someone who cooks a lot, and primarily with fresh vegetables, I know that I'm making some sort of small impact by composting my food waste. It's also really fun, albeit in a super nerdy way. My housemates and I have shared some very cute, very silly compost-love moments.
Since we're still mid-winter, there hasn't been too much action going on in our bin. It is starting to get rather heavy. I did start prepping my planter this past weekend, and transferred some of that dirt into the bin, which I think is supposed to help expedite things.
Has anyone out there tried worm composting?