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Food waste and your greenhouse gas footprint

Our soil is one of the greatest carbon sinks, and our organic and food waste is carbon-rich in its
contents. Through composting, we can convert our organic waste and re-introduce it to a soil mass,
completing a natural carbon cycle.
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The discussion around climate change and global warming has accelerated significantly, with the
topic receiving more attention than ever before. Climate change impacts ecosystems on a global
scale, increases the rate of desertification and threatens all biodiversity. For us, the most significant
social impact of climate change is the environments reduced ability to supply us with food – as
agricultural yields decline and natural resources like soil and water become stressed. This accelerates
food insecurity, especially as populations in many countries continue to increase, demanding more
food supply.

We need to do something about this as a global collective, and one way we can slow the rate of
climate change is to reduce our greenhouse gas footprint by improving how we manage our food and
organic waste.

Our soil is one of the greatest carbon sinks, and our organic and food waste is carbon-rich in its
contents. Through composting, we can convert our organic waste and re-introduce it to a soil mass,
completing a natural carbon cycle. While carbon plays a destructive role in its atmospheric form, it
plays a hugely beneficial role in soil, supporting soil microbiology and plant life.
Keeping food and organic waste out of landfill is crucial to reducing our greenhouse gas footprint as
this waste stream biodegrades to produce methane, a very potent GHG responsible for climate
change and global warming.

Through well-designed, accessible and efficient composting technology, we can process large
volumes of organic waste, reducing our reliance on landfill sites while rehabilitating our soils.
Keep up with the conversation at www.biobin.co.za or on our Facebook
page: https://www.facebook.com/BiobiNSouthAfrica

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