Activities & resources:
First, we have to be diligent about reducing our food waste. Storing food correctly, eating leftovers, being a smart shopper, and having meal plans are all important steps towards reducing waste. But for those pesky food scraps that we cannot eat, the best solution is to make sure they are composted.
Composting is the ultimate form of recycling. What are food scraps one day can be transformed into a powerful amendment for your soil. Compost adds nutrients, and also improves water retention in your soil — two things plants really need to thrive. The process of composting also introduces beneficial organisms to the soil that help deliver nutrients to your plants –and that’s all on top of reducing greenhouse gases and landfill waste. With so many potential benefits, why pay to have your food waste trucked off to a landfill, or to a distant composting facility, when you can recycle and reuse it at home?