In Australia, garden and food organics form around 30% of household’s overall waste, and it also happens to be incredibly harmful to the environment if dumped in landfill. In fact, around 90% of greenhouse gas emissions from landfills are a result of decomposing organic material, which could be avoided if it was just recycled. Using compost on in your yard reduces the need to water by an average of 30% and can reduce water run-off by more than 70%. Good quality compost actually acts as a soil conditioner, returning essential nutrients and organic matter to the soil. Every single Australian is responsible for about 400kg of household rubbish a year, and an estimated 180kg of this is comprised of potentially recyclable food and garden waste. If a simple solution to reducing your carbon emissions exist, why not take advantage of it and take the steps to recycle your green waste. The simple action of separating your waste could end up saving the world.
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