Food waste is a big problem now that we are spending more time at home. While cooking more at home saves money and is a great family activity, spoiled or uneaten food ends up in landfills and can create methane, a greenhouse gas that is harmful to the environment. Americans produce 254 million tons of garbage each year and as landfills continue to overflow, it’s important to lower our carbon footprint at home.
One way to reduce food waste is by learning how to compost it instead. Compost is the process in which organic material, like kitchen scraps, is converted into nutrient-rich soil that can be used in your garden or to pot plants.
While not everyone has the space or time to compost, there are many methods that are quick and easy to try. Whether you live in a smaller apartment or have large outside areas, composting can be fit to your space and style.
Have we inspired you to join team compost? To help you get started, the folks at Zolo created a visual guide to urban composting as well as offered composting tips for apartment dwellers. Explore the different options for composting in an apartment that will keep your space clean and tidy.
Check out their visual guide below to get started!