International Compost Awareness Week

Time < 1 min read · September 24, 2019

By David Carlisle

International Compost Awareness Week

3rd to 9th May 2020

International Compost Awareness Week takes place from 3rd to the 9th of May 2020. As many gardeners know composting is a great way to turn food and garden waste back into plant food. It’s also great for the environment adding nutrients to soil, reducing the need for chemical fertilisers, producing helpful bacteria that break down organic waste and cut greenhouse gas emissions from landfill sites.

Who knew composting was so easy?

nidirect have lots of tips to get you started and a few do’s and don’ts to keep you going.

Setting up a home composting bin

A short video showing you how to set up your own home composter.

How to compost

Here’s a short video on what can and can’t be composted, including valuable tips on keeping unwanted visitors away.

Cool the Climate – Compost

5 Things You Never Knew You Could Compost at Home

City-dweller? 5 Reasons YOU Should Care About Compost

A Beginner’s Guide to Making Compost

Why It’s Suddenly Cool to Compost

Why It's Suddenly Cool to Compost

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.

5 Ways to Get Creative With Your Food Waste

Take action today!

We hope, you’ll share our passion for the environment and want to do something to give the planet a helping hand yourself. We want to inspire you to get curious about and get involved with actions that will be good for nature, our local habitats and species, for ourselves and ultimately for our planet.

Get involved

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