Composting

Managing Food Waste: Composting

From an environmental standpoint and when done properly, composting food waste makes sense.

Composting involves combining food and other organic waste with microscopic organisms in a pile or bin. The decomposition process begins as the organisms start to devour and recycle the waste, producing a rich organic fertilizer.

Unfortunately, composting can be a challenge—especially for people who live in crowded urban areas, high-rise buildings, or colder climates. Composting also requires a commitment to tending the pile regularly and discouraging wildlife.

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Composting

Did You Know?

Only 2.5% of the 31.79 million tons of food waste generated in the U.S. in 2008 was recovered for recycling, including composting.