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Composting with Coffee
We all want to do our part, but when it comes to our duties at home, the list is long and time is short. Composting is something that most people can believe in, but it is also something that we can definitely accomplish at home. Here are some interesting things to consider:
• On a daily basis, your family creates waste that can easily be composted. Coffee grounds and filters, food waste, pet hair, and dryer lint are among the most commonly composted materials and can help eliminate approximately 30% of your waste. This saves landfill space and leaves you with a natural, safe fertilizer for your lawn and garden.
• Composting containers are readily available for convenient, indoor composting. Complete with instruction and even styles to match your kitchen, your main responsibility will be adopting new habits for proper disposal of select items.
• Composting, especially traditional outdoor composting, is just as family friendly as it is environmentally friendly. It’s a great way for kids to help the environment and have some fun at the same time.
• Soft paper coffee and tea pod – like the ones used with in your Pod Brewer are compostable.
Simple Instructions for Composting At Home
If you are considering composting outdoors, you only need three basic ingredients: browns (dead leaves, branches and twigs), greens (grass clippings and household waste), and water. Then, follow these simple instructions:
1. Select a dry, shady spot near a water source for your compost pile or bin. You can purchase a pre-made bin or simply designate an area.
2. Start by adding your twigs and leaves (basic browns) and continue this on a weekly basis.
3. Post a comprehensive list of household waste items that are compostable (easily found online), and start by adding food waste, coffee grounds, and coffee and tea pods as you collect them.
4. Moisten dry materials as they are added and turn at least every two weeks.
5. Once your compost pile starts to become established, mix grass clippings and all household waste such as dryer lint and animal hair. Consider covering the top of the compost with a tarp to keep it moist.
6. When the material at the bottom is dark and rich in color, your compost is ready to use (this usually occurs in two months to two years).
Feel good about working composting into your family routine, it’s easier than you might think.
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