Composting is one of the easiest ways to extend the life of the products you use and the foods you consume. We offer a wide range of compostable products — from household goods to business essentials, we have something convenient and eco-friendly for you. Learn more about a composting and our compostable products below!
What is Composting?
Compost is a key ingredient in organic farming. It enriches the soil, allowing it to retain helpful nutrients. Further, its a material that can help reduce soil erosion and promote healthier farm produce.
Although it sounds simple, there are many different forms of composting, and many commercial facilities that specialized in breaking down your organic waste and disposable items.
Every Cup Counts
363 million paper cups are used each day. Every year Americans add 500 million pounds of cups to landfills, just from paper cups. Their cups are lined with petroleum.
During composting, microorganisms from the soil digest organic waste and break it down into its simplest parts. This produces a fiber-rich, carbon-containing materia with mineral nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. The microorganisms break the material down through aerobic respiration, and require oxygen from the air. You introduce the required oxygen when you turn the material in the compost bin. The microorganisms also require water to live and multiply. Through the respiration process, the microorganisms give off heat — temperatures within compost piles can rise as high as 100 to 150 degrees Fahrenheit (38 to 66 C). In a properly managed compost pile, managed by turning and watering it regularly, the process of decomposing into finished compost can happen in 90 days.
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