The Earth is not only experiencing the worst climate change ever due to global warming, it is also facing a more dreaded nightmare: the depletion of natural resources and filling up on landfills due to overwhelming garbage. Modernization can do wonders and yet it has brought the worst destruction to the environment. The air-conditioners, smoke from machines, plastic misuse and overuse – the list is endless.
Governments from different countries have taken recycling and an awareness to the environment to the national attention. Recycling and garbage segregation have been signed into laws.
How can we take it to another level? You can take garbage segregation to another level. You can sell plastic to factories and use the green bag (biodegradable items) for compost.
Is it really worth starting your own compost pile? Wouldn’t you simply be creating a smelly eyesore that would be nothing more than a glorified trash dump?
You heard me. Starting a compost pile in your own yard, even a small one, would not only benefit your family’s health with the food you eat but the world you live in in the long run. Not to mention it doesn’t even need to smelly. Manufacturers have garden composter bins out that do all the decomposing for you. You just need to put all your leftover food scraps and other organic material and it turns automatically and you will have your nutrient-rich fertilizer in no time. It is a good time to try growing your own vegetables in your yard too. It if won’t work for you, flowering plants will be good too. Anything that will help the earth have more greens is better! Adding compost to your soil will help aeration and water-management for both clay and sandy soils. Micro-organisms will feed on your compost and in turn provide nitrogen, potassium and phosphorous. Create a rich, dark soil for your plants and they will grow strong, healthy and robust.
Convinced? Try cultivating a Worm Farm! Adding worms to your compost pile makes for faster decomposition, not to mention that these worms introduce more beneficial nutrients into the soil. Ultimately, you get the best bargain because you end up with healthier plants, you save on fertilizer costs and you become a more responsible citizen of Earth. They also help keep your compost bin odor-free. You just need to make sure that you use the red worms (the ones the burrow into the soil) and use two lbs of worms for every one lb of food scraps!
The best thing about having a worm farm is that you can do so at virtually any place in and outside the house! There is no need to worry about unpleasant smells and unwelcome insects just as long you can properly maintain the compost pile.
As our world faces water shortages and water crises in almost every country, using a composting toilet continue to gain popularity as a water-saving alternative to traditional toilets. There are many convincing reasons to make the switch.
1. Do you know the waste flushed out of our toilets is 90% water? Multiply that by how many times a household uses the toilet and multiply it again with a trillion houses all over the world and you will see the water shortage crisis is no joke.
2. Composting toilets may sound scary (or icky) but it is very sanitary, very easy to use and maintain too. These evaporate the liquid part of wastes and the solid part is turned into salts or crystals which can be fertilizers too.
3. One of the biggest pros to modern composting toilets is that they’re designed in such a way that the homeowner does not have to come into contact with the waste until it is fully composted. That solves the problem to everyone’s first hesitation!
That is reuse, reduce and recycle REALLY for each one of us.