Reducing your food waste by learning how to compost in an apartment is a great way to spend extra time at home by doing something good for the planet.
Food waste is a big problem, especially in the United States. Americans discard nearly 40 million tons of food every year making it the single largest component taking up space in landfills. When tossed into landfills, food waste can generate methane gas which can be harmful for the environment. Composting not only puts less emissions into the atmosphere, but it can actually reverse it by pulling down what’s already been emitted.
Not all methods of composting require large outdoor spaces and sunlight. You can learn how to create a small worm composter that can fit under your sink or freeze scraps in your freezer to donate later.
The most important part of learning how to compost in an apartment is choosing a composting method that works for your available space.
To help you get started, the folks at Zolo created a visual guide on how to compost in an apartment. They provide instructions around how to build a worm composter, what to do with compost once it’s fertilized, and other socially distanced ways to compost like donating to your local farmer’s market or coordinating food waste pickups with a collection agency.
Get composting by exploring their visual below!