17 Aug Modern Technology of Composting
Composting is a popular way for individuals and communities to reduce their food waste and instead, repurpose their waste into something beneficial. Compost is organic material that can be added to soil to supplement plant growth. Considering that food scraps and yard waste constitute more than 30% of things thrown away, especially as 30 – 40% of all food in America is discarded, composting keeps these materials out of landfills (USDA). In these landfills, food waste and organic materials release methane as they decompose, which is a forceful greenhouse gas that is more than 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide (EPA).
Nowadays, most modern American households don’t have the proper conditions, resources, and space to support a composting system. Instead, emerging technologies offer families and individuals a convenient way to compost, making composting more accessible to everyone. An example of this technology is a Lomi, which is a portable, smart composter that intakes food scraps and converts them into organic dirt. This dirt can then be used for plants, gardens, and lawns. As smart composters are becoming increasingly popular, more people are reducing their carbon footprints by sending less food waste to landfills and living more sustainably, all just within their homes.