Vermicomposting is composting with worms. It is typically done indoors in
a closed bin populated with red wiggler worms that eat organic waste and
expel it as worm castings, or droppings.
Vermicomposting lets us recycle just like nature does. A vermicompost bin mimics natural processes, allowing organic waste to break down into nutrient-rich compost, which can be returned to the soil to help new things grow.
Vermicomposting helps the environment in the following ways:
- Reduces Waste Sent to Dump Sites - Up to 30% of our daily household waste is organic.
- Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Organics buried in a dump site break down very slowly and without the presence of oxygen. As a result, methane gas (a greenhouse gas) is produced.
- Reduces Pollution - When organics break down without the presence of oxygen, such as in a dump site, a toxic liquid known as leachate (the liquid that runs from a dump) is produced. Leachate can pollute our soil and water sources.
- Reduces the Need for Chemical Fertilizers and Pesticides - Finished vermicompost is natural fertilizer that returns valuable nutrients back into the soil, promoting the growth of healthy plants.
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