organic waste

Organic waste is a big and expensive problem.

Approximately 50% of the waste stream in Western cities is organic waste, most of which is food waste.

In most Western cities food waste makes up almost half of the waste stream. Food waste is expensive to collect, transport and dispose of. Even using a waste disposal unit requires a lot of water, and creates a burden on the sewerage system. When organic waste breaks down in a landfill, it generates methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. Once it is buried, the nutrients contained in food scraps are lost to the environment, and cannot be reused.

One of the best solutions is to compost organic waste on-site, reducing handling and transport costs, and preventing valuable nutrients from being lost.

Hungry bin is one of the most efficient ways to compost, and definitely one of the easiest compost systems to use.

High-quality compost is one of the most important ingredients of a healthy garden.

Compost no longer has to be banished to the back of the garden. You can keep your hungry bin right where you’d keep your other rubbish bins. Because hungry bin does not smell or attract vermin, you can keep it in a convenient location where it suits you.

 

Source: Article courtesy of Ben Bell at Hungry Bin.