Compost is oftentimes referred to as “black gold”. Though it doesn’t have as much significance as oil, the “other black gold”, it is nonetheless valuable. They do not power vehicles like the latter. What compost does “power up” is the growth of plants.

It allows for the use of everyday household waste such as food scraps, paper towels and for gardening purposes. Common household waste items can be used for a purpose. Composts can be added to garden beds to make richer soil that is more beneficial to plants and their growth.

indoor composting

When people think of composting, they rarely think of the metro setting. Not many people realise that there is such a thing as indoor composting that can be done right inside the home. Having indoor composting bins affords city-dwellers the opportunity to do their composting in the comfort of their own homes.

Composting needs four elements to work: green waste, brown-dry waste, along with a steady supply of microorganisms and water.

Below are some benefits of composting:

• Improved soil structure – Soil with good structure allows enough air, water, and energy to flow freely, thus benefitting plant growth.
• Better nutrient content –Organic matter inherent in compost promotes nutrients essential for plants to thrive. They can also combine with fertilizers to make the soil enrichment more potent.
• Lessened contamination – Composting is beneficial to the Earth because it reverses the contamination effects in the soil.

Apart from the benefits mentioned above, plants also tend to need less water when boosted with compost. Fertile soil requires lesser water intake and retain moremoisture.Keep in mind that you are doing the planet good because you lessen the burden, however little, of landfill.

Teach the younger generation about the benefits of sustainability and the natural organic process. Indoor composting is a fine way of being environmentally conscious. We only have one home, so we must take good care of it and make it cleaner and greener.