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Why Is Composting Vital for the Future?

The world's population is growing at an exponential rate, resulting in ever-increasing garbage. This garbage is frequently dumped, releasing a significant amount of greenhouse gas. As a result of the growing amount of organic waste, more greenhouse gases are emitted. This organic but potentially hazardous gas, according to the Environmental Research Letter, hurts global warming. Composting, for example, is a small step that can have a big impact. Composting is a method that gives the soil nutrients that improve soil quality, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprint. This practice is feeding the soil with the products it gives us. Regular implementation of composting also reduces the expense of fertilizer because worms and nematodes do this organically.

Plant materials such as grass and leaves, all plant-based food waste, paper, paper towels, napkins, eggshells, even hair and coffee grounds are all compostable.

With the popularity of the coffee industry, there is a growth in coffee consumption. For example, as it is claimed on Statista, in 2020-2021, global coffee consumption was 166.63 million 60 kilograms. All those coffee grounds could be recycled by composting. It is recommended to use less than 20% of a total compost pile of coffee grounds, but still, millions of kilograms are thrown away. The waste of a huge industry can be recycled, and its carbon footprint can be reduced.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reports that composting can transfer up to 150 kg of food waste per household from local collection authorities each year. This economic aspect of composting is another crucial point because it is costly to separate the organic wastes from the other kinds of trash for states.

This single action attains two Sustainable Development Goals simultaneously: Climate Action and Life On Land. Composting helps reduce the greenhouse gases that directly affect global warming and enhance the quality of soil for all creatures living on the Earth as a single step on the way to having a better future.

The butterfly effect of composting should be encouraged in the broader populace to take advantage of its benefits. This effortless backyard activity could change all the course. It is helpful for the health of both people and the soil. Therefore, governments should take action to change the current wasteful situation. Individuals and business organizations in the food sector should be taught and encouraged to compost their waste to put the world one step back from global warming. 

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