What is compost/organics?

May 30, 2016

Compost/organics is the use of biodegradable waste that usually can’t be recycled and using it to provide nutrients for plants. Typically used for gardens and farming, composting provides plants with nutrients while also treating the soil so that it will hold water and nutrients longer. The benefit of composting organics is that it not only provided food for the plants but also in protecting plants from pests.

Compost can play a role in waste reduction. Not only are fruit and vegetable peels usable, but also other wastes like coffee grounds, non-bleached paper, and hair can be composted. This can help in reducing the amount of waste going to the landfill while also finding a new use for some of the refuse that would end up there.

Other Sources

“Can you compost paper towels?” David Suzuki Foundation. http://www.davidsuzuki.org/what-you-can-do/queen-of-green/faqs/composting/can-you-compost-paper-towels/. Accessed May 11, 2016.

“Composting 101: What Is Compost?” Bonnie Plants. https://bonnieplants.com/library/what-is-compost/. Accessed May 16, 2016.

“Compost your food scraps.” David Suzuki Foundation. http://www.davidsuzuki.org/what-you-can-do/food-and-our-planet/start-composting-your-food-scraps/. Accessed May 11, 2016.