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Why should you compost?
When food waste, or 'organic matter', ends up in the landfill it is unable to decompose properly. Because of that, it emits methane, a greenhouse gas that can have up to 80x the climate change causing potential of carbon dioxide. By composting, you are avoiding these emissions, and recycling the waste into a beautiful product that will add nutrients back to the earth.
According to the FAO, one-third of “food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally, which amounts to about 1.3 billion tons per year.” That loss and waste result in a squandering of important and limited resources, and contribute to 8 percent of greenhouse gases emitted, more than all U.S. animal agriculture and nearly as much as total U.S. agriculture.
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