Composting returns organic matter and nutrients to the earth, and it reduces the amount of waste going to landfills. As part of waste reduction efforts in many U.S. cities, residents are requesting municipal composting programs.
This is due, in part, to the fact that biodegradable and compostable products (like Boo diapers!) break down fastest as part of a composting system. A typical landfill is sealed to prevent waste from polluting air, soil, and water. Biodegradable and compostable products must be composted in order to “close the loop.”
One way that sh*t to change the world, is by converting it into useful material. When processed properly, used Boo diapers might end up as garden compost, municipal landscaping, or raw materials for manufacturing products containing recycled content. The outcome depends on whether the diapers are composted at home or by a commercial composting operation.
To compost a wet Boo diaper, follow these three steps:
Before disposing of soiled Boo diapers, remove both side tabs and the fastening strip, as in step 1, above.
1. Browns and Greens - In a home composting system, the ideal balanceof brown materials (carbon) to green materials (nitrogen) is 30:1.
2. Does your city compost? These 15 cities have compost programs.
3. Read about children’s book author, Peggy Rathmann and her husband in this New York Timesarticle, “Can Dirt Save the Earth?”
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