It’s estimated that about 95 percent of food scraps in the US end up in landfills. “Doesn’t it just decompose in the landfill?” You might ask. Well, yes — but when food waste is left to rot in landfills, it emits the greenhouse gas methane — perpetrator of a whole host of environmental problems.
The good news is that when food scraps are composted, they don’t emit sinister gasses — in fact, composting food scraps instead of trashing them significantly reduces methane emissions from landfills, lowering the amount of personal waste each home produces.
Whether you’re chillin’ in the ‘burbs or living the high life in an apartment, we’ve got tips to help you start composting ASAP.