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You Should Be Composting… in Your Apartment

What the F*ck is Compost and Why Should You Care? (n.) Compost is decayed organic material used as a fertilizer to help plants grow. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, food is the biggest ingredient in American trash. Currently, more than 35% of the average garbage can is filled with kitchen scraps – the ones that should be composted instead of ending up in landfill. When you compost, you help keeps these materials out of landfills where they take up space and release methane, a potent greenhouse gas1. “Wait, hold on. I thought methane was good?” you ponder. Well, you are partially correct. Let me explain. Natural gas consists primarily of methane. When methane is produced from non-fossil fuel sources such as food & green waste, it can take the carbon out of the air (which is a good thing!). Methane provides a great environment benefit, producing more heat and light and energy vs. fossil fuel (coal & or gas refined from oil). It also produces significantly less carbon dioxide and pollutants that produce smog …