Photo: Ron Mader, Remains of the altar (Some rights reserved)
Compost is created by the decomposition of organic matter such as yard waste. Compost systems confine compost so that it can receive air and create suitable temperatures for proper decomposition into fertilizer.
La composta es un abono realizado con desechos organicos.
Back in 1991, Envirocycle pioneered the first ever affordable home compost tumbler system. Soon after that, it was also the first composter to have a liquid collecting Base. Envirocycle Composters of today are a product of almost 25 years of experience, building on and improving past best selling designs.
International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW)
International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is the largest and most comprehensive education initiative of the compost industry. It is celebrated nationwide and in other countries each year during the first full week of May. Started in Canada in 1995, ICAW has continued to grow as more people, businesses, municipalities, schools and organizations are recognizing the importance of composting and the long-term benefits from organics recycling.
The goal of the program is to raise the awareness of the public regarding the benefits of using compost to improve or maintain high quality soil, to grow healthy plants, reduce the use of fertilizer and pesticides, improve water quality and protect the environment. The program includes a poster contest, programs at schools and activities and events promoted through governments, public municipalities and local businesses.
International Composting Awareness Week
[Editing, based on International Composting Awareness Week] Organically-active material buried ‘anaerobically’ (without air) in landfill causes greenhouse gas emissions annually by producing methane: a gas with 25 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide! If properly composted instead, this same organic waste could help to abate climate change in yet another way: by sinking or ‘sequestering’ carbon back into the soil. Using compost on land reduces the need for water by an average of 30%!
– International Composting Awareness Week
- 2009 A4 Poster (PDF 1MB)
- Benefits of Compost: Fact Sheet (PDF 560 KB)
- Fact sheet – Conserving water using compost materials – SPD_ORG_ConsvWaterCompost_FS.pdf (PDF 189 KB)
- Fact sheet – Reducing soil erosion using compost materials – SPD_ORG_SoilErosion_FS.pdf (PDF 180 KB)
- Fact sheet – Sustainable landscaping using compost material – SPD_ORG_LandscapCompost_FS.pdf (PDF 164 KB)
- Fact sheet – Using compost materials for sustainable viticulture – SPD_ORG_ViticultCompost_FS.pdf (PDF 147 KB)
How to Turn Shredded Paper into Compost Garden Plant Food
Compost (Composta) – Dirt (Tierra) – Harvest (Cosecha) – Dirt Harvest (Cosecha de la Tierra) – Recycle (Reciclaje) – Zero Waste