The Promising Future Of Composting
Do you compost? Are you thinking about buying a composter? Composting is a good step in the right direction, but with HomeBiogas, you can get more out of your waste. Unsure about why HomeBiogas is the future of waste composting? Let us take you through our logic:
Using a composter
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that each American throws away up to of 1.5 lbs (or 0.7 kgs) of food scraps daily. This personal food waste makes up almost a quarter of the waste that fills-up municipal landfills.
Composting organic waste at home is a triple win:
- You produce quality organic fertilizer for your garden
- That fertilizer is free
- Your waste doesn’t need to be transported to a landfill, where it will decompose anaerobically and release methane
Composting is a very personally satisfying way to recycle your food waste. Unlike with recycling plastic, where your water bottles are sent off the a recycling plant, with backyard composting you get have complete control over the process; you can watch every step. It allows you to take more personal responsibility, and invest in a healthier future.
When you compost your waste it decomposes with the help of oxygen-breathing aerobic microbes. Aerobic decomposition does produce some CO2.
Challenges with Composting
The microbes do most of the dirty work, but they won’t do it all! Maintaining a compost pile take time, energy and knowledge– and it is your job.
A standard compost heap should be turned frequently so that the waste breaks down properly.Manually turning or aerating your compost pile can be time consuming and physically taxing. Additionally, the decomposition or the waste and conversion into usable compost for crops, can take a very long time… in some cases, it can take weeks!
In the evolution of composters, what comes next is the HomeBiogas system.
With the HomeBiogas system you get all the benefits of composting and much more:
With the HomeBiogas system you can actually produce cooking gas from your leftovers! This means that you are turning your waste into value. Besides being a personal gain, your use of HomeBiogas is also beneficial to the environment in it’s ability to reduce methane emissions from current waste disposal processes.
By capturing all of your organic waste’s methane, you will reduce 6 tonnes of carbon emissions a year?! (That’s more than if you would take your car off the road!)
Also, a note about the HomeBiogas organic fertilizer by-product: the fertilizer pours out of the system as a concentrated liquid. Simply put a watering can or container below the Overflow Outlet to collect and store the fertilizer. The liquid fertilizer can then be diluted and sprayed over plants, or even bottled and used as a valuable currency.
Make the most of your time and your waste! Compare your options to learn how HomeBiogas can contribute to your life:
|Input||-Only selected kitchen waste,|
-Green/garden waste, paper
|-All kitchen waste|
|Maintenance||Daily physical work||Easy|
|Attracting Animals||Rodents, vermin, flies||None|
|Fertilizer Output||A few Liters every several weeks/months||Up to 6 Liters of organic liquid fertilizer DAILY|
|Gas Output||Dissipates into the atmosphere||2 hours of clean cooking gas DAILY|
Written by: Inbal Elad
Inbal is a content & marketing communications professional, focusing on Ag-Tech and Renewable Energy.