Now Offering Carbon-Neutral Shipping With EcoCart!

Composting 101: The Basics

What Is It?

We have all heard of it, but do we actually know what composting is and why it's beneficial? Let's get down to the basics, shall we?

Composting is when someone takes organic substance such as plant leaves to an orange peel from your kitchen and turns it into a product that can be used in soil to to help gardens thrive.

Compost is the decomposed organic substance that you used for creating a fertilizing soil and is incredibly nutrient dense. 

Why Should You Do It? 

Composting can eliminate methane gas that is created when your trash enters a landfill, which is a big contributor to climate change. In addition to this it also helps reduce waste, helps the health of soil, saves water, and takes away the need of buying man-made fertilizers that are packed with many unhealthy chemicals. It may seem like such a small task and that it won't have an effect if you don't do it, but each person partaking truly makes a huge difference! It's also important to pay close attention to what you do put in your compost bin as this plays a big role in the outcome.

What You Can And Can't Compost

Below are a few examples of what you can and cannot compost, but we recommend visiting a site like this to help increase knowledge of the do's and don'ts of composting!

The Do's

  • Fruit & vegetable scraps
  • Egg shells
  • Coffee grounds
  • Stale chips
  • Loose leaf tea
  • Bread
  • Leaves
  • Sawdust
  • Floor crumbs
  • Nut shells
  • Wine corks
  • Shredded paper bag
  • LivBar wrappers!!!!!

The Don'ts 

  • Pet waste
  • Meat
  • Dead plants
  • Plastic
  • Oils
  • Lime
  • Bones

LivBar & Composting

Did you know that all LivBar packaging is compostable?! One of our demo reps, Kala, from @topfoodchain tested this with a LivBar wrapper in May 2019. Within 8 months, all that was left was in the photo below (note that composting time varies based on the composting environment).

“This little bit is all I could find of the shredded #compostablepackaging and it's not going to last much longer 😎” - Kala

How To Get Started

We recommend doing your research! There are many different theories on how to do it correctly and many different formulas for your compost. The best thing you can to is educate yourself on composting and when you get to that point it becomes a fun, everyday activity that positively impacts our earth! 

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published