Compost Impacts More Than You Think: Great Infographic

Here is a great infographic created by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance about composting. The benefits of composting are extensive and this infographic does a wonderful job illustrating many of these benefits.

Some of the highlights are:

  • more than 50% of typical municipal trash is compostable
  • compost filters 60-95% of pollutants from urban stormwater
  • composting improves biological, chemical and physical characteristics of soil
  • composting creates jobs

The infographic also lists policies to consider.

Make or buy compost!

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Impact of composting

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