Build a Sustainable Compost Habit In Just Four Weeks

by FoodPrint

Published: 6/20/22, Last updated: 6/20/22

The FoodPrint Composting Guide

Americans throw away roughly 40% of the food we buy, much of it perfectly edible, and there are big consequences, both for our wallets and for the climate. But with a few simple changes we can drastically cut down on what we throw out. There are two big ways to reduce waste in your home: The first is in your kitchen, by repurposing scraps and making shopping plans that help you waste less by using food while it’s at its peak. The second is composting, or taking food scraps and letting them decompose into nutrient-rich soil.

Composting is a great way to live low waste, help fight climate change and feed your garden — and it doesn’t have to be intimidating. Whether you’re using a compost pickup service or building a compost bin in your yard, this interactive, clickable guide will give you everything you need to compost with confidence in just four weeks.

Ready to get started? Download the One Month Composting Guide PDF to get a step-by-step guide that will walk you through the entire process. Whether you’re gathering scraps to bring to the farmers’ market or starting your own backyard compost pile, we have tips and tricks for planning and getting up and running.

Follow us on social media @FoodPrintOrg, ask questions and share pictures of your composting journey.


Top photo by Skórzewiak/Adobe Stock.

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