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Compost, composting, compostable!

Green Home products are 100% biodegradable and compostable which means you can throw one of our containers into your compost bin and it will break down into healthy food for your soil. So what exactly is compost?

Compost is organic material that can biologically decompose under aerobic conditions. All organic matter like garden waste and kitchen scraps will eventually decompose but there are many different methods of composting which speed up the process. No matter what methods are used, composting needs water, air and rotting material. Composting is the term for the process whereby organic waste decomposes naturally and is turned into nutritious topsoil. Compostable matter is derived from plant or animal and refers to material which will decompose naturally in a short period of time depending on the conditions.

Compost is more of a soil conditioner rather than a fertilizer. Although compost is not particularly high in nutrients, it has many benefits:

*improves the structure of the soil by retaining nutrients in the soil

*stimulates microbiotic activity

*prevents soil diseases

*attracts insects such as earthworms

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