Composting is a great idea, but when it comes to composting a lot of people don't know the necessary requirements needed to compost. When one refers to compost, they simply mean the decomposition of plant remains and once living material in order to enrich soil. It’s a way to reduce trash and get better fertile soil. Composting happens naturally when things are left to decay especially in regards to animal feces or rotten fruit as well as dead plants. Compost adds organic matter which improves the interaction water has with soil. It also has beneficial microbes which extract nutrients from mineral parts of the soil and eventually pass the nutrients to plants.
The main reason we think composting is essential is because of the fact that it reduces waste which is one of the main goals we have. There are many ways to go about composting which include going binless, having a bin which can be just a regular one or a worm one. All these are great but for the purposes of this school, we think that having a bin would be the most ideal.
Students will probably ask well what I am supposed to throw in the composting bin?
Usually, composting bins need a good mixture between browns and greens. Grass, salads and different kitchen waste are things that are compostable. Fruit and vegetable peels and rinds, tea bags, coffee grounds, egg shells and other materials are compostable. To get the good mixture of brown, dry straw or brown paper bags can be composted as well. Bread can also be composted which will contribute to that.
Things that cannot be composted include things that have chemicals in it, plants that are diseased, anything with meat in it, bones and anything with fat in it cannot be composted because it is difficult to break down and the compost pile won’t be a very good one.