Composting gives something back.
The 12th annual Compost Awareness Week runs from May 6 to 12 and this year's theme is highlighting the production of compost at home. Staff from the county council's waste management team will be at household waste recovery centres during the week to hand out leaflets and provide advice on the environmental benefits of home composting. Households in England throw away about four million tonnes of waste every year which could be composted.
Alan Thompson, the council's executive member for waste management, said: "Home composting not only helps to significantly reduce carbon emissions, it can also be used as an effective and sustainable waste management method to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill."
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|Publication:||The Journal (Newcastle, England)|
|Date:||May 3, 2012|
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