Guest post by Sam Cho
According to the United Nations Environment Programme, consumers in industrialized
countries waste as much as 222 million tons of food waste per year.
If we continue at this rate, there will no longer be enough landfill space to store household
wastes in the coming years.
As consumers, we can play a part in reducing the level of stress placed on landfills and
other waste storage methods.
One such way is by composting organic waste.
Composting can take place both indoors and outdoors.
In the following infographic (produced by Organic Lesson), we take a look at the main
components and processes of composting.
What’s Goes Into Organic Compost?
Composting consists of four main components:
The process will not work if any one of them is missing because each plays a vital role.
Fortunately, it is very easy to acquire all four components.
Oxygen, moisture, and bacteria come in naturally as long as you do a good job of maintaining
the compost pile.
When it comes to collecting organic matter, there are certain things to be aware of.
First, there needs to be a good balance between green (carbon) and brown (nitrogen) matter.
Second, you need to avoid using anything that has been exposed to chemicals in the past.
This includes objects like treated wood, synthetic materials, and colored paper.
Last but not least, you also have to avoid objects that may contain dangerous viruses
or bacteria like tainted meat.
Are you ready to give composting a try?
These tips will help you get started…
Make Your Own Organic Compost
About the author
Sam is a gardening enthusiast who experiments with growing many different types of plants in his mini indoor garden. You can learn more about his gardening experiences at a blog called Organic Lesson.
Have you ever made your own organic compost?
Share your experiences, thoughts and comments with us.