"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together." -Vincent Van Gogh
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Home Waste Reduction
You will be amazed at how composting & attentive recycling can reduce your household waste. Find more ways to reduce waste by clicking on Resources – Recycling & Waste Reduction.
We are in it for the environmental reward. How about you?
From Save That Stuff Inc. - "When our organic waste goes into landfills (via our trash bins), it sits under piles of trash indefinitely. This effectively creates a vacuum and the organic waste breaks down without oxygen. When food breaks down like this (anaerobically) , it creates methane, a greenhouse gas that is 23x more environmentally damaging than CO2!" Reduce your landfill waste with composting, attentive recycling & household waste reduction.
In urban areas, up to 40% of food-waste ends up in a landfill
144 square feet of roof will catch as much as 90 gallons of water per inch of rainfall
Each year, Americans send 38 billion plastic water bottles to landfills
45 decades is the average time it takes for a plastic bottle to completely degrade.
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Plastic bags, wrap and film can damage recycling equipment. Recycle these items responsibly by finding a drop off location near you.
From the Blog
All that good food . . . Each year, 1/3 of all food produced for human consumption is tossed away. This equates to 1.3 BILLION TONS of food waste. 90% of food waste ends up in landfills — Nope! It does not break down the way it does in a compost! (see below for more!)*[…]
For you… or an important woman/girl in your life… This month, I am going to approach a subject that is often avoided or only discussed behind closed doors. Not here! Around the world, menstruation is still heavily stigmatized even though it is a normal and healthy function of the female body. Dignity Period How do periods[…]
Hello all! This is a rare second post for the month… thank you for tolerating it. Last year, I asked about getting water bottle fill stations for the three schools at our High Tech North County Village. To my delight, I recently found out about a project on our campus – The Ripple Effect.[…]
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Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas & Happy Kwanzaa! Savvy Composting wishes you a warm season of celebrating with family and friends. In the New Year, remember to exercise empathy and be kind… everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Protect and defend those at risk. Fight hate & ignorance.
I am really struggling to post a blog this month. Like half of America, I have been downright depressed since the election of Donald Trump. It’s not about being a “sore loser” as many suggest. It’s about the sadness and rage I feel because so many Americans have learned nothing from History or want to[…]
Supporting organic food production is not only good for you, it’s good for the environment too! Organic food production strictly prohibits the use of all synthetic chemicals, eliminating soil and water contamination. It helps preserve local wildlife, conserve biodiversity, fights climate change and reduces erosion. To learn more about the environmental benefits and nutritional value[…]