Fertilizers from Food Waste

Food waste can be converted to fertilizers for trees. A lot of you may have gone through this already in school but haven’t had the chance to really understand it. Here in Food Waste Collective, we’ll help you understand it simply. This would also be beneficial for those who are caring for their own trees or have a garden in their own homes.

Composting is the process by which food waste is converted into a product that conditions the soil and nourishes plants and trees. Like any other procedure, you would need certain materials in order to do the process. First, you would need the BROWN materials which provides the carbon – this would mean the dead leaves, twigs and branches. Second, the greens which provides the nitrogen – this would include vegetable waste, fruit scraps, basically from your left overs, some grass and coffee scraps also if you have. And lastly you would need water for moisture.

Composting can either be done indoor or outdoor but most do it outdoor. Just dig a small hole in your backyard and alternate layers of the materials. You can also include egg shells, your yard trimmings, papers, cardboard and other biodegradable things. Things that you can’t include would be animals waste, dairy products, dust, synthetic materials, cooking oil, rice, ash, etc. Then you can cover your compost pit and once the bottom is dark, the compost is ready to use. You can add this to bare areas of your lawn or add it as first layer when your planting in your garden. If you have trees in your area, use the compost as fertilizers. This will improve their health and fight off pests and other plant-related diseases.

Composting is not at all hard and it definitely creates a great impact in the environment. The soil loves compost, the more organic materials you put in it, the healthier it gets. It also helps in the filtering water sources because compost soil can be easily penetrated. More importantly, since food waste is converted to compost – there will be a decrease in methane and carbon outputs in the environment. This will help in lessening causes for Global Warming. Food waste will then be valuable and it will definitely help minimize disposal costs from the household or even in food businesses. Landfills will no longer be full of food wastes. More lands will be converted to something more useful. Farmers will have more lands to plant on. Forests will be preserved and we can see more trees. There will be more trees that will help prevent flood and give us fresh air. The environment will be much protected and it can be preserved until the next generations.

It is important that we understand why we should do this so that we can start contributing to a greater level. If you have any further questions about composting, fertilizers and any other things related to food waste, care for trees, or other deeds being done to improve the environment – don’t hesitate to contact us. We have a lot of information to provide and services to offer to you.