The use of green waste such as yard trimming can not only keep them out of landfills, but also be used to provide nourishment to the soil or as feed for animals. We recommend that you spread grass clippings over the grass and manage your yard waste in the most effective way possible. Focusing on ways to protect our environment is now more important than ever.
Compost is organic material that can be added to soil to help plants grow. Food scraps and yard waste together currently make up about 30 percent of what we throw away, and should be composted instead. Making compost keeps these materials out of landfills where they take up space and release methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
When food waste goes to landfills, it cannot decay efficiently and produces methane, a greenhouse gas. Composting these organic materials that have been diverted from landfills reduces the emission of methane into the environment. The large amount of methane gas in our atmosphere is a known contributor to global warming.
The use of waste for the production of energy has been around for a while. Taking out waste that can be reused or recycled, the remaining waste can be utilized to generate energy. Countries such as Sweden successfully employ 100% of their waste for production are not only preserving our environment but using waste in a way that actually benefits.
Not all types of materials can be recycled. Taking the negative environmental aspects of improper disposal into consideration, the use of proper garbage disposal units can be a viable solution. Ideally suited for common kitchen waste, these garbage disposers are capable of shredding large wastes into smaller chunks that can decompose at a faster rate.
Disposing of your own food waste also cuts down on greenhouse gases emitted by garbage trucks, and less methane produced at landfills. Plus, wastewater treatment plants can use it as a source of energy and fertilizer!
If you are concerned about the amount of water and electricity you consume when using your garbage disposal, consider this: in reality, only about 1% of your total household water consumption is from the use of your garbage disposal unit. Also, your electrical expenditures from using your disposal will total a little less than 50 cents.