Itty Bitty Bonzai is a collection of tiny tips and tricks for living a life more mindful. Small actions, collectively and compounded, become a powerful force of change.
#5 This Itty Bitty is actually a follow up to your Monday Monthly Mission, which is all about starting your own home composting program. I thought perhaps you could use some encouragement (consider it an ever-so-gentle and loving *nudge*). And you know what always works to light a fire beneath my tuckus? Statistics, yep, the cold hard ones. So check this:
According to the EPA, in the US alone over 250 million tons of solid waste is produced each year. That’s so gross.
Yard and food scraps account for a whopping 24% of the solid waste being shipped off to landfills, also according to the EPA.
Over 60% of yard trimmings are composted, and many cities offer yard waste removal along with weekly trash and recycling hauls. That is awesome!
Unfortunately, kitchen scraps are woefully overlooked and under-utilized. But that’s where we all come in! Let’s keep the space-wasting, methane producing biomass out of the trash heap, and put it to good use fertilizing our lawns and gardens.
Let me know how your mission is going!