Where Coffee Makes Community: Compost Cyclers
For every single coffee cup or food scrap you’ve thrown away, have you thought about its life cycle once it lands in the trash? When food goes to the landfill, it generates methane, which is 21% more potent than carbon dioxide. 20% of methane emissions is generated from landfills; the more methane in the atmosphere, the more at risk we are for global warming. Recycling food scraps and waste not only reduces the amount of methane that goes into the atmosphere, but it also works to enrich soil and reduce the resources needed to grow happy, healthy plants.
This month we’d like to spotlight Compost Cyclers, who is helping us meet our New Year’s Resolution by composting our fruit/veggie scraps, coffee grounds, coffee filters, eggshells, cheese. Compost Cyclers collects our compostable materials and redistributes it to local food producers. When this compost is used by local food producers in their farms, rather than producing methane in landfills, it helps reduce the amount of water needed because the soil retains water better. It also naturally enriches the soil, which reduces the amount of synthetic fertilizer needed.
This is why we’re all onboard with doing every little thing we can to help the planet (yes, even composting that last scrap of cheese that went bad). Together, we can all make a difference for a better tomorrow.