Being environmentally conscious and friendly should be a priority for everyone, especially our generation. Among the many tips and practices, composting is one of the widely popular tactics for turning your biodegradable trash into fertilizer for your yard. However, what do you do with all of your aging food if you don't have a yard? Normally, we would think to just throw it in the trash ... but here's my advice on helping your local ecosystem:
1. Collect ALL your vegetable scraps in one of the bags that you bought them in; ex. cucumber/potato/onion skin, lettuce leafs and stalks, tomato/pepper stems, apple cores, orange/lemon rhine, etc - collect in one big lettuce bag or produce bag
3. Throw everything together in one large grocery bag
4. Take your bag of old food to a nature spot (hiking trail, mountains, open field) - anywhere you know animals & insects will enjoy your food
5. Drop food off in a place away from the main public traffic - a little further into the brush, etc.
6. Dispose all plastic or paper bags used to gather food in a recycle bin
7. Repeat once a week or whenever you feel you have enough of a build up to feed your local animals.
I love doing this! It feels great to know that I'm not entirely wasting food, especially when I return to the same place I last dropped off and the food is gone!
Not only are you feeding wild animals, but you are also helping to nourish the soil of your natural surroundings.
Composting can be easy if you are conscious about your actions. I hope I've inspired you to take a daily step in practicing a more sustainable lifestyle, and make you think twice about tossing that apple core or lettuce stalk.