Composting helps decrease the amount of waste that ends up in landfills but it also allows students to study how waste materials can be turned into something valuable. During the process, they also learn that to help preserve the environment, it doesn’t have to be expensive. On the contrary, its money saving!!
By composting leftover food, leaves, grass cuttings and other biological waste materials, the amount of waste produced by the school is automatically reduced. In this way, the school gets a very useful product -as compost which is rich in plant-nutrients. Instead of buying fertilisers from outside for its gardens, landscape and pot plants, the school can use compost absolutely free of cost.
Another benefit of composting in educational institution is learning about the recycling process. Students should understand why it is important to recycle waste materials and its benefits for both the environment and society at a very young age but composting allows them to see and experience the difference they are making by turning something nasty into something useful. At the same time, turninginto compost helps them understand the chemical and biological processes that are involved which in turn increases interest in learning.
- Get students.
- Do a food waste audit.
- Reduce food waste.
- Set up the system, tell everyone about it and start composting.
- Maintenance and troubleshoot.
- Use of compost.