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What is Industrial Composting?

Industrial composting - also known as commercial composting - is a large-scale composting facility built to handle large volumes of compostable materials and food waste and process it into compost. Usually industrial composting facilities handle food waste from restaurants, grocery stores, and other commercial facilities that may handle food. They may also accept yard waste from nurseries and landscaping companies. In many cities they have started green waste collection bins for individual citizens and it works just the same as curbside garbage pickup. The waste is collected in the same way that trash is, in trucks that can deliver the material to the facility. These facilities need large amounts of space to be able to manage the amount of compostable...

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What is Agroforestry?

With the population on Earth growing at such a rapid pace, food availability is becoming scarce. Although conventional farming aims at producing enough food to feed these people, it is unsustainable and damaging our planet. Instead of exploiting the soil and other resources, we need to start moving towards a more sustainable form of agriculture. Agroforestry - also referred to as permaculture and regenerative agriculture - is agriculture of the future. It is a method of farming that integrates more perennial plants than annual plants and uses many different species in one area together to utilize all layers of the soil, while simultaneously regenerating it. This not only increases the biodiversity of the environment, but also produces better quality produce...

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Starting the Zero-Waste Journey

Canvas bags? Check. Mason Jars? Check. Bamboo toothbrush? Check. The list could go on and on. But just because we own all of these items, it doesn’t mean we are living a zero waste lifestyle. Unfortunately, with the increased interest in the zero-waste lifestyle came business opportunities for big companies that could take advantage of the situation: making canvas bags with their logos on it, creating super cute glass jars so all of your bulk-bought goodies can be matching and aesthetically pleasing, or by simply marketing something to make it look more “eco-friendly” when in reality it might not be. You might follow an account that shows their perfectly aesthetic spice rack, or their adorable little to-go containers and beautiful...

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Why Are Trees So Important?

We always hear that you should plant more trees, save the forests, and keep our planet green. Sometimes brands market by saying they plant a tree after every order or simply donate to programs that plant trees regularly. But why are tree so important really? Well, for a start, they provide us with oxygen - which is absolutely necessary for our survival - as well as store carbon, stabilize soil, and provide habitat and shelter for animals. Trees are the largest plants on the planet and are actually the longest living species on the planet. Recently, the emphasis on how important trees really are has become stronger and today we’ll tell you exactly why. Scientists have still not been able...

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Make A Pollinator Garden

With spring just around the corner, its time to pull our tools out of the shed and prepare our gardens. Besides planting the usual flowers, fruits, and veggies, there is a a fun, beautiful, and useful way to help our pollinator friends: planting a pollinator garden. A pollinator garden - simply put - is a garden of mostly flower that attracts all kinds of pollinators such as bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and many other beneficial creatures that are able to transfer pollen from one flower to another. These creatures are essential to us due to their ability to pollinate and fertilize flowers. Without pollination, we would not have fruits and vegetables, as well as seeds to be planted for the next...

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