Ocean Conservation

How To Compost Food Scraps

How To Compost Food Scraps

  Does your garbage runneth over? Consider composting. You can reduce the amount of waste going into the landfills and help the environment. You also get some great organic fertilizer for your garden.  Compost is a collection of organic waste such as food and plants that decomposes over a few months and creates a very nutrient-rich soil. You only need 3 ingredients to compost.   1. Water 2. Browns - twigs, leaves, bark (typically dry) 3. Greens - grass, vegetable waste, coffee grounds, fruit peels Do not put any dairy, meat or bread in your compost because they will rot and attract pests.  Do...

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It will take more than basic recycling to cut back on plastic pollution

plastic pollution

It will take more than basic recycling to cut back on plastic pollution

The biggest problem in the US is how to recycle plastic. 40 years of sorting, weeding out and sorting some more is how plastic has been recycled at the recycling facility but is it working? All that effort is only yielding a minuscule 9% recycling rate vs 30% in Europe. Innovation is necessary for us to keep up with the plastic waste flooding our oceans and our landfills. One innovative way is currently being road-tested, literally in this case. On the University of California San Diego’s campus recycled plastic is mixed into asphalt to make cheaper longer lasting roads. The...

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