One-third of the food produced each year is wasted. This not only results in huge economic losses but also means a waste of natural assets and greenhouse gas emissions used to grow food. 28% of the world's agricultural land produces these crops that are wasted. In this process, 250 km³ of water is wasted.
One of the most effective ways to restore wasted food to nature is to recycle it with compost. Valuable nutrients can be returned to the soil by composting food waste, reducing, and reusing waste.
Compost is a natural fertilizer obtained by decomposing and grinding organic wastes and parts of trees, branches, and leaves.
This fertilizer enriches the soil used when growing vegetables, fruits, or flowers. At the same time, it contributes to recycling by ensuring that household wastes are not thrown away.
The materials used in preparing compost are divided into two groups as carbon-containing brown and nitrogen-containing green organic materials. Dry leaves, straw, wood chips, sawdust, cardboard, newsprint are classified as brown materials, while green materials are fruit and vegetable residues, fresh herbs, green leaves, tea waste, eggshells.
- Gain environmental awareness
- Have general information starting from the environment to microorganisms,
- Provide sustainable improvement in the soil.
- Contribute to the reduction of water and air pollution.
- Reduce the use of harmful pesticides
- Raise awareness of recycling
- Gain awareness of healthy life.