RECENTLY ON TOL:
- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Methane is 20 times more potent than CO2 over a 100 years period. It's about 70 times more potent over a 20 year period. The next 20 years are more critical than most of us know.
Keeping compostables out of the landfill and composting them makes more sense than sending them to landfills to capture a percentage of the methane (20-40%). . Dealing with problems at the source is always a better solution than sending them downstream. . Of course that means taking personal responsibility for our own mess.
Compost will capture and store the carbon in the soil and has many other upstream benefits for the environment. Improved soil tilth, better water retention, less need for fertilizers , pesticides, and herbicides. All and all an improve local foodshed.
posted 3 years, 10 months ago
view in context