We know it’s important to live more sustainably, and that tackling climate change is a challenge for us all. While the problem can seem overwhelming, small changes to our daily routines can make a big difference.
Kate Flood, also known as Compostable Kate, says what we do with our food waste really matters. “If global food waste were a country, it would be the third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world, behind the US and China,” she says. “Compost sequesters carbon from the atmosphere and returns it to our soil. Simply ensuring your household waste is composted is a serious tool in the battle to save our planet.” Flood says there are simple options if you’re not sure where to start. “If you’re time-poor, worried about bugs or stinky compost, try a worm farm or Bokashi. These systems are not much harder to manage than throwing your scraps into a bin.”
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