Whether your goal is to have the best lawn on the block, win a blue ribbon for the most glorious head of broccoli or to be a good steward of Mother Earth, compost can help!
Compost and World Peace
The Nobel Committee awarded its 2007 Peace Prize to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and to former U.S. Vice President Al Gore for their efforts to counteract man-made climate change. Why were environmentalists given the Peace Prize? The Nobel Committee stated that global climate change, fueled by increasing levels of greenhouse gasses, was likely to lead to greater competition for the earth’s resources and “increased danger of violent conflicts.”
Landfills – A Surprising Source of Environmental Danger
Landfill management practices adopted in the last 25 years are producing increasingly higher levels of carbon dioxide and methane gasses, the two main contributors to ozone depletion. While all of us know that carpooling or biking can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, so does composting by diverting organic materials from landfills where they decompose and produce methane gas.
St. Louis Composting advances all four “Rs” of “Green Living” – reduce, reuse, recycle and re-buy.
- Reduce – Each bag of lawn clippings brought to our facility reduces the amount of solid waste in area landfills.
- Reuse – All of the wood material we collect is re-used and made into mulch products.
- Recycle – Compost is the archetypical recycled product. All material entering the process exits as usable product.
- Re-buy – When you purchase from St. Louis Composting, you support Green industry and show your commitment to good stewardship of the earth’s natural resources.
By simply separating organic materials (yard trimmings, food residuals) from other household waste, Americans can annually reduce the amount of solid waste we produce by 24 percent. The result: a proportionate reduction in greenhouse gas production.
To learn more, click on the link to read the latest report from the U.S. Composting Council on why it is important to keep organics out of landfills. http://www.compostingcouncil.org/education/resources.php