Can you imagine if we had to practice social distancing and stay at home in the middle of winter? I am grateful this is happening during spring when we can get outside to enjoy nature and do some work in the yard, like gardening and composting.
Next week, May 3-9, is International Compost Awareness Week. The theme of this year's celebration is "Soil Loves Compost," highlighting what compost can mean for our gardens, communities, and the health of our environment.
An important thing to celebrate about compost is the huge impact it can have on food waste diversion. Food waste comprises roughly 22% of all landfill volume, making it the single largest category of municipal solid waste in America (REFED, 2019). With an average national recycling rate of 5.3%, wasted food is also one of the least recycled waste streams (EPA, 2015). Composting can help reverse these percentages! Our feature below is
about a group Eco Partners actively supports which is working to address wasted food in Indiana with composting.
We would love to work with you to help spread the word about composting and all your community solid waste programs. Please give me a call or email me.
Keep on composting!