Home Composting

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It’s Lipor mission to raise awareness for biowaste, informing the population about the contribution of home composting to solve this problem and the role it can play on our planet's sustainable development.

Home Compostingis a biological process where microorganisms transform organic matter, such as manure, leaves, paper and food scraps, into a material similar to soil called compost.

Home composting is very easy and everyone can do it, you only need a bit of space and follow some rules:

1.º Select the spot - shady in the summer and sunny in the winter
2.º Prepare the bottom – add twigs for good drainage
3.º Material mixture - green and brown materials
4.º Aeration - turn when it is compacted
5.º Moisture - water if necessary

MATERIALS THAT CAN BE PUT INTO THE COMPOSTER

  • Kitchen waste (vegetables, fruits, fruit peels, egg shells, bread, tea and coffee bags...)
  • Garden waste (leaves, grass, stems, flowers, twigs, straw, hay, wood chips...)
  • Others (paper, cardboard, straw, untreated wood, ashes...)

WHAT SHOULDN'T GO TO THE COMPOSTER

  • Fat, dairy, meat, fish and shellfish, large amounts of ashes.

WHAT CANNOT GO TO THE COMPOSTER

  • Batteries, glass, metal, plastics, medication, chemicals, textiles, ink, pet waste, sick plants.

If you need help to implement a composting site on your residence Lipor gives you Terra à Terra composting project:

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Did you know that...

· Using compost as a fertiliser to grow food for personal consumption is a simple and direct way of connecting with Earth and also contributes to the reduction of the amount of organic waste sent to final treatment, which corresponds to 40% of our garbage bag?

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