Impact

 

Curious how the impact of composting affects the environment? Here are few stats: 

  • ~25% of the 167 million  tons of garbage (WHAT??!!) that end up in landfills each year is food waste

  • Because food waste in a landfill decomposes without oxygen, it creates primarily methane gas as a byproduct

  • Food waste that decomposes as compost has access to oxygen because it is regularly turned and aerated. As a result, it releases carbon dioxide

  • Methane gas absorbs heat from the sun (effectively warming our planet) at 21-70x the rate of carbon dioxide