Know more about composting day celebrated on 29th May

We consume lots of food items in a day and what remains in the kitchen is the food scrap or the remains of the cooked food, vegetables, fruits etc.  These remains are dumped into the waste bins to be thrown away the next day. This food scrap from every home is collectively gathered and thrown in the landfills. But instead of throwing these valuable food waste ingredients we can utilize them to make compost a useful product for nourishing the plants. Composting is nothing but recycling the wastage from food items to convert it into some usable form like fertilizers. According to the theme “Compost while Cooking”  put the following things like Apple cores, banana peels, melon and citrus rinds, egg shells, coffee grinds, burned toast, cooked rice, potato peelings and corn cobs in a compost bin. To know more we will learn about composting day in details.

Composting Day is a great opportunity to "Go Green" and save the environment from future dangers. Composting is easy, makes you feel good by knowing that you are doing your share of activities to keep our environment cleaner. You might already know that you can compost garden and yard vegetation and kitchen (vegetable) scraps. But, you must be aware that you can also recycle many other things like papers, untreated wood, and cardboard. Cardboard paper towel and toilet paper holders are great items to compost. The compost which you prepare can be supplied to your plants, which is a healthy food for them at the same time it maintains moisture in the soil. If you don’t have your own garden then you can give it to your friends or relatives.

Nowadays it is observed that Gardeners and homeowners are increasingly turning to composting. This acceptance of the composting activity is the result of three things. After continuous efforts by the environmentalists to educate the masses to go green and save nature many people are becoming environmentally conscious. They have started to keep the valuable resources of composting like reusable kitchen scraps out of the waste track. Composting saves the expenses of buying fertilizers. Even if you don’t need the compost which you produce you can sell it. If you are concerned about the quality of the food available in the market you can go for gardening. And use the compost which is prepared from the kitchen wastage.

Let us see what compost materials can be used in composter or garden compost piles. To turn the scrap into better compost a proper mixture of “Browns” and “Greens” is required. Greens or the items containing Nitrogen start the decomposition process and keeps it continued. Browns are also called Carbon and as a rule Nitrogen to Carbon ratio should be 4:1. That means the mix should contain 4 parts of Greens and 1 part of Brown materials. Generally to achieve good rate of decomposition the green materials should be in the range of 60% to 80%. If the compost is containing more types of materials the plants will get more nutrients from it. To list a few green materials they are dead dried weeds, flowers, leaves, black and white newspaper, straw or hay, wood ash, wood chips and shavings. The green materials are kitchen fruit scraps, Banana peels, Orange peels, Egg shells, Grass clippings, Kitchen vegetable scraps, Stale bread, Leftover pizza etc. In order to make the compost pH neutral you have to add soil from time to time. Avoid adding any type of toxic material.

If we think seriously on the above subject and start its practical implementations in every day life then it will be the best way to celebrate the Composting Day. We at Magic Holidays   try to spread awareness among the readers about the important issues one has to think over seriously. And our vacation plan offers long time vacations for a one time payment.