Rot Turns Organic Waste into Useful Nutrients in the Circular Economy
26 Apr 2023
Area Companies, More Is Made Here
Sustainable manufacturing processes are quickly gaining popularity as the main drivers of a circular economy. Companies across the country realize that sustainability’s economic, social and ethical advantages can lead to continued success.
The 7 R’s of the circular economy include Rethink, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle and Rot. Embracing the circular economy and incorporating sustainable business practices into their operations can help Conroe companies show that Circularity is Made Here.
For most individuals, taking their household garbage to the curb is a final step - out of sight is out of mind! But not only does that garbage bag take up space in a local landfill, any organic waste in that bag creates a greenhouse gas called methane. Running it through the garbage disposal is not much better, as solid waste at most water treatment facilities ends up in that same landfill. Instead, learn how to compost and let that organic waste “rot” into useful lawn and garden nutrients.
New Earth aims at landfill diversion by turning food waste, grass clippings, leaves, livestock manures and tree trimmings into quality gardening products. Homeowners, landscapers and others can buy mulch, compost and soil blends directly from the Conroe retail yard.
Composting is a way to divert materials from landfills, and it is something everyone can do in their backyard. Using a fully automatic compost bin from Houston-based AeromatiCo can turn your food waste into sustainable fertilizers for your garden and houseplants or soil filler for the yard.