Food scraps are the largest single item in our waste stream and make up about 1/3 of what we throw away. Food scraps when turned into compost, are a valuable resource used by landscapers, farmers, and gardeners. Compost improves soil quality, water retention, increases crop yield, and reduces the need for fertilizers and pesticides. Food scrap composting reduces green house gases. Food scraps emit more methane than any other material in the landfill, and methane is 23 times more potent a GHG than carbon dioxide (CO2).
How we help Recycle Food Waste through Composting?
We help the local community understand the problems of food waste, educate them and collect food scraps from local houses, restaurants and organizations and help convert them as Compost for local farms. Composting is about more than waste reduction. Community composting done right is about food production, education, nutrition, job creation — it’s about community. We partner with local urban farms, gardens, not-for-profits, and government agencies to build healthier, more sustainable food systems, starting with the soil. We work to make communities compostable, helping individuals and businesses reduce their carbon footprint and reconnect people to healthy soil – where healthy food comes from.
Through a fun interactive class, we teach both kids and adults about sustainable living and the environment. Composting Jar Class is a beautiful program where they learn about composting, its benefits, which food is compostable and which is not etc. Finally in a beautiful outdoor setting, everyone learn to create a small composting jar. Currently this class is conducted free of cost by Outside2Inside every summer in Sacred Heart Community Center, San Jose. If you are interested in participating in this fun course, please join us . Details of the events can be found in our event calendar.
At hоuѕеhоldѕ, food (vegetables, fruits, leaves and other plant based food) wаѕtе іѕ thrown аwау еvеrу dау. We aim tо rеduсе thіѕ waste bу сrеаtіng a home-based wаѕtе bin, whісh stores, grinds аnd соnvеrtѕ fооd wаѕtе іntо a соmроѕt. Thіѕ compost іѕ thеn uѕеd as a fеrtіlіzеr оr manure for thе home-based рlаntѕ. Thus, сlоѕіng the lоор by using рlаnt bаѕеd fооd to еnrісh рlаntѕ аnd grоwіng plant food..