Throwing organic material into the garbage is harmful to the environment. Organic material decomposing in landfills releases harmful methane, a gas 20 times more effective at trapping heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide. Landfills make up 17% of the United States’ methane emissions. By composting we can substantially reduce harmful emissions to the environment.*
Educating your students and staff on the why’s and how’s of composting makes them more likely to try it at home, introducing the practice in their everyday, encouraging proper participation in recycling too.
Food scraps are heavy, and when in your trash, they can also be costly for you. Most waste haulers gauge pricing by weight and volume of bag. Removing organics from your garbage can reduce the price you pay for your trash.
In today’s world, awareness is everything and caring about the earth is cool. Parents, clients and colleagues will appreciate your eco-friendly efforts.
Placing food scraps in a sealed, leak-proof toter instead of a black trash bag makes it harder for rats and insects to get in and for odors to get out. Food scraps only cause odor when they rot, and by having your food scraps picked up daily, it’s harder for it to smell.