Build Compost Pits at Home!

Build Compost Pits at Home!

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Why this petition matters

Started by Allyza See

This is a call to the community. 

We live in a modern world. Lots of changes have been remodeled in the past decades that are said to boost one’s quality of life. However, the negative impacts of those advancements arise and are continuously affecting the environment and also society. One of the problems we are facing right now is the improper disposal of food waste and this should be addressed to be resolved. 

What is food waste? It refers to food for human consumption that is being discarded. It can be leftover, rotten, or expired food. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, about 42.8 million tons or 68 percent of the estimated wasted food we generated ended up in landfills or combustion facilities in 2018. Imagine how much methane in landfills it produces with that huge amount. This is detrimental to the environment as methane is a more powerful greenhouse gas than CO2. 

By creating our compost pits or bins at home, we will solve this problem. Composting food waste enriches the soil in time which could also aid our problem with poor soil quality nowadays. Also, it reduces the usage of chemical fertilizers which are very unhealthy to use for crops and food plants that are being sold within the market. Another benefit is that it encourages beneficial bacteria and fungi to be produced that helps in the breakdown of organic matter. And most significantly, it reduces methane emissions from landfills, and at the same time, it lowers your carbon footprint. 

Knowing these all, I hope to gain support in this petition. Build a compost pit, so you may compost it!

9 have signed. Let’s get to 10!