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. We recommend checking out findacomposter.com.
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 balance of brown materials (carbon) to green materials (nitrogen) is 30:1.
The greenest thing you can do with "browns" is to compost them on-site. If you have the space, consider building a humanure compost bin. Joseph Jenkins tells you how in The Humanure Handbook and The Compost Toilet Handbook. He recommends that a humanure compost bin, once full, be left to sit for a year. No turning required (phew!).
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?”
The above information and links above are fromindependent resources. Boo does not have any affiliation with these organizations and we always recommend seeking professional help for your composting questions/process to ensure maximum safety. Have other recommended resources?Let us know!