Are you unsure of the difference between composting and recycling? You’re not alone. But don’t worry, we’ve got your back.
Here’s a brief description of how each method works: one is done outdoors, while the other is done indoors. The goal for both ways is to make organic matter decompose back into dirt or natural materials and reduce waste.
Let’s delve deeper.
Composting is a natural process that occurs when organic material such as leaves, weeds, and food scraps break down over time. The decomposition process releases humus (organic matter), water, and heat to make good compost.
As this process continues, microbes help create a garden fertilizer used in your backyard or community garden natural process occurs when organic material such as leaves, weeds, and food scraps break down over time.
The decomposition process releases humus (organic matter), water, and heat to make good compost. This makes for a garden fertilizer that can be used in your backyard or community garden.
Composting diverts organic waste from landfills by turning the waste into a resource used by people in agriculture, horticulture, landscaping, or gardening.
The process is simple: organic material breaks down into humus overtime under specific conditions resulting in a rich soil additive that helps to fertilize plants and maintain healthy soil. Anyone with a backyard can enjoy the benefits of composting.
Recycling is a mechanical method of reprocessing waste products. Unlike composting, plastics, glass, and paper aren’t broken down; they’re collected and manufactured into new products.
Although many items collected for recycling are eventually thrown out because they’re not usable, people who recycle do reduce the amount of trash sent to landfills by about 35%.
What can be Recycled?
The most common form of recycling is the repurposing of aluminum cans and plastic bottles into new products like park benches, fences, and road signs.
In cities that have adopted curbside recycling programs, a deliverer collects recyclables from homes sorted by workers before they are remade into a variety of items.
Recycling as an Environmental Issue
The decision to recycle is often framed as an environmental issue: for example, reducing the demand for raw materials reduces pressure on natural resources.
Recycling can also reduce greenhouse gas emissions and conserve energy (recycling uses less fuel than producing disposable items). As the amount of waste being generated grows, recycling has become an increasingly necessary response.
At Wild Willy’s, We Recycle And Repurpose
If you want to recycle or dispose of junk that’s lying around at your home, we’ve got you covered.
At Wild Willy’s Junk Removal, we offer junk removal and junk hauling service to take care of all your recycling and junk removal needs across Georgia. We help you recycle and repurpose your old junk and take care of the stuff you can’t recycle.
Our professional team does a great job at junk recycling, whether it’s furniture, plastic, equipment, debris, or electrical appliances.
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