As pointed out by Consumer Classroom experts , to have a truly sustainable food system it is necessary to provide a phase for any food waste to return to the land, such as through composting.
Composting is nature's process of recycling decomposed organic materials into a rich soil known as compost. Anything that was once living will decompose. Basically, backyard composting is an acceleration of the same process nature uses. By composting your organic waste you are returning nutrients back into the soil in order for the cycle of life to continue.
Composting brings many benefits:
- Enriches soil, helping retain moisture and suppress plant diseases and pests.