8 Reasons Why You Must Start Composting at Home Immediately
A time will come very soon when composting at home or in your society will be made mandatory by law. Before you think that it’s being enforced on you, look at the primary reasons why it is so important. The following information will give you wider perspective towards the idea of home composting, and you will start looking at this topic more holistically.
Below are the 8 Reasons of why you must start composting at home:
1. Green lifestyle:
Only planting trees and using eco-friendly products do not make your lifestyle green. You will live up to a green cause in real sense when you start composting your daily kitchen waste at home. As quoted by Ernst von Weizsacker, “Everyone who considers themselves a realist will be forced to justify their behaviour in light of their contribution toward the preservation of the environment.” Read about how does composting work.
2. A clean city
Indian cities are unfortunately known for many negative reasons, including for the site of dirty and stinky piles of garbage lying on the sides of the streets. That notorious, bad smell comes from the anaerobic decomposition of organic waste discarded from our homes. The waste that easily could be composted.
“The time to clean our city of any dirt begins with individual action for collective clean communities.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita
3. Mountains of dumping ground:
The dumping ground crisis exists in literally all the cities of India. The capacity of most these garbage dump yards will get over at some point, and there is absolutely no space to create new ones. Well, to be honest, the concept of dumping grounds, landfills should not exist at first place. Anyhow it is our duty not to give away at least the wet, decomposable waste from our household, and look to compost it.
People residing near the dumping ground are subject to an unbearable stench from the site. ‘The Deonar dumping ground has caused health issues for the residents from Mumbai’s neighbourhood of Chembur, Govandi and Mankhurd’- News.
4. Waste segregation:
When you start composting, you automatically begin segregating waste at home. Wet waste like fruit and vegetable peels must go to the green bin for composting; dry waste like paper, metal, glass must go to the blue bin for further recycling; Trash like medical waste, sanitary napkins, diapers must go to the red bin to be safely disposed of by authorities. Also, there should be a separate bin in a colony for collecting e-waste.
Recycling turns things into other things, which is magic! Composting is the cleanest, fastest and cheapest way of recycling the organic waste. An average family of four generates around 1kg mixed waste per day. 60% of that waste is organic and it can be composted at home. Once the organic waste is recycled at home, it is easier for outside agencies and authorities to recycle other types of waste. Read about easy composting techniques for you.
‘Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without’- Boyd K. Packer.
6. Biocompost: An amazing fertilizer.
Homemade bio-compost is a complete organic fertilizer for all kinds of outdoor and indoor plants. Compost is rich in basic nutrients (NPK), supplementary nutrients and also micronutrients. All these nutrients are slowly and steadily made available to plants. Compost can the convert poor soil into the humus-rich soil. Two parts of garden soil and one part compost makes a handy potting mixture for most container grown plants.
Read more about ‘Types of fertilizers and how they help plants grow’
7. Grow your organic food:
Once you start composting at home, you can pursue the hobby of gardening. With plenty of compost in hand, you can create rich enough soil to grow all kinds of vegetable crops successfully. More importantly, you can finally grow your organic food plants at home. Urban farming is need of the hour, and it’s high time that we start producing poison free, organic fruits and vegetables at home.
“There will come a time when only those who know how to plant will be eating”-Chief Oren Lyons.
8. The greater cause:
If you opt for community composting in your housing society, a significant amount of compost can be generated. This compost can be sold or donated back to farmers where it is needed the most. After all, the fruits and veggie scrap, which is the raw material needed for home composting is grown by farmers only. This will be a perfect metaphor for ecological as well as socio-economic recycling.
Read more about ‘Easy composting techniques for you’
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