When organic materials go to the landfill, they never, ever break down. They're buried there forever. They are "entombed." THIS IS CREEPY.
Every bag of "waste" thrown in the landfill contributes to climate change, water & air pollution, and other health hazards. THIS IS SCARY.
When added to soil, finished compost helps filter up to 95% of pollutants from our stormwater runoff. THIS IS AMAZING.
Food scraps in a landfill generate methane, a powerful greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. But food scraps turned into compost & applied to soil can capture carbon dioxide, another greenhouse gas, and combat climate change. THIS IS A GIANT NO-BRAINER.