Composting: the ultimate act of self-care
There are several ways to compost, depending on the space available, the amount of waste to be composted, and personal preferences. Composting can be fun for kids and a learning experience. Here are five common methods:
- Outdoor composting: This is the most common method, where you create a compost pile in your backyard or garden. You can use a bin, a pile, or a combination of the two to collect organic matter, such as food scraps, yard waste, and other biodegradable materials. Composting with kids can be such a wonderful learning experience on creating better opportunities for zero waste.
- Indoor composting: This method is ideal for people who don't have outdoor space or who want to compost year-round. You can use a worm bin, bokashi bucket, or other composting systems that can be kept indoors. Indoor composting is usually done with smaller amounts of organic waste.
- Trench composting: This is a simple method that involves burying organic waste directly in the soil. You can dig a trench in your garden or yard and bury food scraps, leaves, and other biodegradable materials. This method can help improve soil quality and reduce waste.
- Composting with chickens: If you have chickens, you can use their manure to help create a compost pile. Chickens will scratch and mix the compost, adding air and breaking down the materials faster.
- Composting with a compost tumbler: This method involves using a compost tumbler, which is a container that can be rotated to mix the compost. Compost tumblers can be more efficient than traditional composting methods since they can be rotated to provide oxygen and speed up the composting process.
Composting is important for several reasons, including:
- Reducing waste: Composting diverts organic matter from landfills, where it can produce methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
- Improving soil quality: Compost is a nutrient-rich fertilizer that can help improve soil structure, water retention, and plant growth.
- Saving money: Composting can save money on trash disposal fees, as well as on fertilizer and other gardening products.
- Protecting the environment: Composting reduces the need for chemical fertilizers and pesticides, which can harm the environment and human health.
- Conserving resources: Composting helps to conserve natural resources, such as water, energy, and minerals, which are used to produce chemical fertilizers and other gardening products.
PÜR Evergreen knows that composting is important. We provide many natural products such as:
- Beeswax food wraps that can be composted.
- Bamboo dish brushes and replacement heads made from coconut fibers and bamboo
- Swedish Dishcloths can be torn up and composted
- 100% organic produce bags
- Natural New Zealand Wool Dryer Balls once they hit the point of getting too small they can be composted.
- Laundry Sheet Box: Our natural laundry sheets are not only plant based but the box can be recycled and composted.