Flowers in bloom

This Story Will Make You Bloom With Pride

This is a healthy flower that has been nourished in soil containing nutrient-rich compost.

You might think that creating compost is only for diehard recyclers – but think again. Those who aren’t naturally green-fingered (even those who have been known to murder the odd house plant!) can easily get involved in nourishing the soil in their neighbourhood.

Simply contact your council and order a caddy for free then toss in banana peels, coffee grounds and food scraps from meal prep – things you normally would’ve thrown in the bin.

Once your caddy is full, empty it in the food bin. It will be collected and turned into compost by Natural World Products (NWP) to be spread in local parks to help flowers to flourish.

Just think – your food scraps could be used to help prepare Sir Thomas And Lady Dixon Park for Rose Week in the summer or to beautify community parks across Northern Ireland. Isn’t that insanely satisfying?

Infographic: From Food Waste To Flower

Natural World Products estimate that around 25-30 % of what we throw away is food scraps which could be composted instead – and kept out of landfills where it takes up space and releases methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Click here to discover a full list of items the council say you can put in your food caddy.

So, growing a beautiful flower without getting your hands dirty is easy thanks to your little food bin. It’s magical.

Discover how your food scraps can also be turned into organic fertiliser to grow vegetables or energy.

If your rubbish bin is overflowing with leftovers, vegetable peelings, and tea bags, why not put it on a diet? It’s easy to do. Recycling your food waste instead of putting it in the bin only takes a little effort and is an easy way to help protect the environment and save your local council money they can spend on local services.