This change is in addition to my change "Help Plant 1000 Trees". I figure that in order to assure the health of the forest I want to plant, I need to help maintain the health of current local forest patches. My mission is to set out and pick up litter in the little neglected patches of forests that run through Nanaimo, areas that are littered by neighbours and nightly teenage strolls.
I bought a small composting kit for our office. It came with a plastic bucket, compostable bags, and a book. I very quickly realized that I had no idea how composting works. I thought I'd put some kitchen scraps in the bin and after a little while, voila, I have sweet-smelling soil! Lots to learn, I'm taking a composting course this weekend.
What kind of city do we want to live in during the garbage strike? What are you going to do? Just ignore the growing smelly pile of bags around your dumpster or refuge bin, as the crows spread junk over your alley?
I am creating a business that will collect food waste from businesses that want to be more sustainable and stop dumping food waste into landfills.
I am looking for businesses (and people) interested on changing this so if anyone wants more information on how this would work contact BlackGold Food Waste & Compost Services at firstname.lastname@example.org -
Treating food as garbage is one of the reasons we have to import food and create space to dump more garbage. Landfill usage promotes anaerobic decomposition of the material we put there. In the case of organic material, even food waste that is easily compostable takes years if not decades to decompose using valuable land space that could be used for truly unusable materials.