Consuming with Intention:
The Dirt on Composting Day
Hear us out: May 29th a.k.a. Composting Day, is the year’s most underappreciated holiday. Why, you ask? Well, we’re always looking for ways to do better, and we think a holiday celebrating a powerful way to do just that should get a bit more recognition. Let us explain!
Here’s the problem: when food waste ends up in landfills it decomposes, producing harmful greenhouse gases (like methane), which are about 20x worse for climate change than carbon dioxide.
Apart from being wasteful, this process significantly contributes to the overall global warming impact of our food system. But, if food waste is composted instead of thrown away, you get rich fertilizer instead of methane.
Ask your science-inclined friends about aerobic vs. anaerobic decomposition for more background. For us? We’re just excited that composted food waste isn’t waste at all, but a wholesome, helpful resource in its own right!