Composting is slowly becoming the popular solution used by both businesses and families to help the environment and decrease the amount of wastes being dumped into landfills. Composting may sound like a confusing process and can often put off people at the start. Rumours such as compost attracting bugs and mice have kept many people from taking up the hobby, but those rumours are completely unfounded. Here are a few great reasons to get into composting
It’s an inexpensive hobby
As the title says, it costs next to nothing to start composting. You may have to spend a little on a compost pail or a bin, but that’s all you’d need to spend money on. In case you’re a gardener or practice landscaping at home, having a compost pile can reduce money spent on fertilizer or yard waste removal. Composting also reduces the amount of garbage piled up every day, which is always a good thing.
Good for the planet
Landfills across the world are running out of room. Many densely populated countries often outsource their trash to other countries, where they are disposed of. If every family started composting, that becomes beneficial to both the country and the planet.
An odourless and pest-free process
Initially, it was thought that composting will attract pests and creates a horrible smell. That could be further from the truth. Only when compost is done wrong does it smell or attract vermin and pests. To do it correctly, keep away any dairy products and meats out of the compost pile. That’s all anyone needs to remember when composting.
Better air quality
Instead of burning yard waste, many families are turning to compost as an air-friendly alternative. Burning certain items in trash cans may release deadly chemicals into the air can increase the risk of allergies and cause asthma. Composting isn’t just good for the soil, it’s good for the air.
Adding compost to soil prevents it from eroding. This is important considering how much of earth’s soil has already been depleted of nutrients. Because of soil erosion, water sources can get affected and soil with pesticides gets deposited into lakes, streams and ponds. Compost increases the soils ability to harbour root systems that prevents any runoff and the overall ability of the soil to hold in water. In fact, a five percent increase in organic material or compost can increase the soil’s water absorption capacity by four times.