It's easy, free and natural, it entertains the kids and delights the garden-lovers, helps the wiggly worms to thrive, the flowers to blossom, and the nutritious veg to grow. Composting your food waste will save almost 100g CO2 over the course of a year from gas emitted from landfill sites.1 Start composting your waste; there are even indoor solutions if you don't have a garden.
This bit's obvious: compost helps things to grow. It improves the health of your plants while reducing the need for water and artificial fertilisers. Compost heaps themselves are a great way to attract wildlife, worms, slugs, hedgehogs, birds, lizards, the lot!4
The peat bogs from which shop-bought compost comes from are hugely rich and diverse habitats, housing many rare and protected plants and animals. They're being destroyed by the recent craze for peat-based fertilisers, endangering these species yet further.
Composting can be done in a number of ways, the best option depends on how much space you have.
The important thing is to do it right! It's not hard, but if you don't tend to your compost heap correctly and let it rot away it could be causing more harm than good.
The whole of the Registry office is composting lunchtime food waste.
Easy really, no problems and I will continue doing it.
New compost heaps cleared out this weekend ready for the next batch production.
Not as difficult as I thought it would be. Easy to maintain once it became a habit.
My compost heap has been loving this do-action :)