easy being green: compost

If you put organic waste such as food scraps into your ordinary rubbish it goes to landfill where it breaks down anaerobically (without oxygen). That produces methane, a dangerous greenhouse gas. But did you know that about 40 per cent of all household waste can be composted. Composting is incredibly easy. It involves little more than a covered pile in your garden, or a $60 compost bin. And compost breaks down aerobically, with no methane. Instead it produces healthy, nutritious fertiliser for your soil. (If you don’t have a garden, you can compost and give it to a neighbour or a local community garden.)


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