Backyard Zero Waste Solutions

Home composting is an action that promotes a zero waste household. With about 30% of our waste being food scraps and garden waste, home composting gives us a means to reduce the discards going into out garbage cans and landfills. Since composting at home is a hands-on approach to dealing with discarded organic material, you also have the opportunity to identify areas where you can avoid waste generation. Seeing not just peelings but whole uneaten fruits and vegetables going into the compost bin can trigger needed adjustments in shopping habits and storage methods. If you grow your own food, in a garden supplemented by compost, you can reduce the amount of packaging you will need to recycle