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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