Pledge to compost for a world with zero waste
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Composting is an inexpensive, natural process that transforms your kitchen and garden waste into a valuable and nutrient rich food for your garden. It's easy to make and use.
Save your environment, save your future…
Do your bit to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill. Even for households that are already composting, new research has found that almost half of the food waste in their rubbish bins could have been composted.
Did you know, composting at home for just one year can save global warming gases equivalent to all the CO2 your kettle produces annually, or your washing machine produces in three months?
You might ask "Why do I need to compost when my waste will break down in landfill anyway - and why should I worry when my local council does food waste collections?"
When waste is sent to landfill, oxygen cannot get to the organic waste. Hence, as the waste breaks down it creates a harmful greenhouse gas, methane, which damages the Earth's atmosphere. However, when this same waste is composted above ground at home, oxygen helps the waste to decompose aerobically which means hardly any methane is produced, which is good news for our planet. And what's more, after nine to twelve months, you get a free fertiliser for your garden and plant pots to keep them looking beautiful.
Moreover, you will be happy to know, your compost is a nutrient-rich food product for your garden and will help improve soil structure, maintain moisture levels, and keep your soil's pH balance in check while helping to suppress plant disease. It will have everything your plants need including nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium and it will help buffer soils that are very acidic or alkaline. Compost improves your soil's condition and your plants and flowers will love it!
How make your own compost?
Aim for a balance of 50% greens and 50% browns in your compost bin to get the right mix. 'Greens' such as animal manure, straw, fruit peeling and fruit seeds are quick to rot and provide important nitrogen and moisture. 'Browns' such as autumn leaves, cardboard, egg shells and wool are slower to rot, provide carbon & fibre and allow air pockets to form.There are several compost bins available which can be easily bought online at affordable prices.
So, why wait? Pledge to compost! Pledge to create a world with zero-waste!
To give a momentum to this cause, a humble request to the "Government of India" and "Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change" to mandate the usage of compost bins in every city, every institution, every household.
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