Urban composting beats tossing food scraps

06/23/2010 | Slate

Composting is good for the planet, even for city dwellers who have no place to put the mulch other than into the garbage, writes Nina Shen Rastogi. Composting works like a natural trash compactor, reducing the space taken up by food waste, and a well-aerated compost bin produces far fewer methane emissions than allowing the same food to decay in a tightly packed landfill.

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