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    Agriculture and Sustainability,  Lifestyle,  Waste

    How composting literally saves the world and combats climate change

    “There is no such thing as ‘away’. When we throw anything away it must go somewhere.” – Annie Leonard. True. And when we throw organic waste away it goes to landfill and contributes to global warming. Wait what? The science In the natural world, organic waste (plants, fruits, and vegetables; anything from the earth) breaks down using air. This process is called aerobic decomposition. When organic waste is sent to landfill there is no oxygen for it to break down, with it being covered by a whole heap of garbage and all. This process is called anaerobic decomposition and produces methane (CH4). Methane is one of four main greenhouse gases…