Composting means to recycle your food! If we recycle our food waste, and we recycle the regular dry "recyclables" (like glass, plastic, metals & paper products), then you will find very little going to landfills. Furthermore, composting is amazing for our soils - and soils give us life.
Why is composting so important?
- By composting the organic waste you produce, you significantly reduce the amount of waste you send to landfill. Landfill space in South Africa is fast running out and organic waste has been banned from landfill in the Western Cape by 2027
- When organic matter decomposes at landfill it produces large amounts of the potent greenhouse gas Methane, which contributes to global warming
- Toxic leachates from the decomposing matter pollute our waterways and pose health hazards to nearby communities.
- Organic waste is a valuable resource! It can be transformed into nutrient-rich compost, animal feed and bio-gas.
So whether you have a compost heap in your garden, use Bokashi or have hungry worms -the products on this Postwink site will make your composting easy.