Tag Archives: compost

Why Compost

The first full week in May is International Compost Awareness Week.  It is estimated that every year 125 to 160 billion pounds of food is wasted.  This equates to 238 pounds of food per person, per year.  Only 5% of food scraps make it to a compost pile, resulting in a lot of wasted valuable […]

Give Up Making Waste!

Now is the perfect time to give up making waste! Now is a great time to work towards being a zero-waste household; some folks are celebrating Lent and Earth Month is approaching!  Zero-waste means moving toward eliminating trash and creating a circular economy by minimizing the amount you send to a landfill. The basics: arm […]

Compost for Earth Month!

Tips & Facts Did you know the leading cause of landfill pollution is methane gas from food decomposition?  Composting reduces those methane emissions. About 30% (by weight) of St. Louis City’s residential trash is food and yard waste. (Most recent MO Waste Composition Study) Composting reduces the need for chemical fertilizers and encourages the production […]