Organic recycling refers to the process of recycling naturally occurring substances. By ‘naturally occurring,’ we mean things that were once alive. They were from nature. They are mostly gotten from plant parts or animal parts. It does not necessarily mean that the animals were killed to get stuff from them, you know. For some who have been wondering how best to dispose of their biodegradable packaging, you can load them up in organic recycle bins.
Some states allow people to recycle their organic substances. That is, there are bins or collection sites dedicated to collecting only organic products, such as biodegradable packaging. There are different stations in these states, most of which accept substances, including baked goods, beer cartons, bones, cereal, cellulose sponges, cotton balls, dough, BPI or Cedar Grove Coffee cups, human and animal hair grains, and so on. Since 30% of our organic waste is food substances and scraps, many are accepted at organic collection sites.
Organic recycling happens naturally, with only little energy to push it forward. It helps to keep valuable substances out of landfills. Some persons have composting sites in their backyard, where they dig a pit and pour in those organic substances for natural decomposition, while they close up the pit. In advanced communities, the composting site is a facility. Such organic recycling is done in large quantities; hence, more heat is generated.
How it works
- Step 1
From homes, we send our food wastage and food-stained papers into recycling bins. We, and many like us. So, foods and biodegradable packaging materials make their way from homes to collection sites.
- Step 2
From collection sites, firms or organizations responsible for the processing come to get the organic wastes from the collection sites and take them to the recycling facility. In the facility, they line up collected organics in an array called windrows. From there, they turn into compost under extreme heat.
- Step 3
From the compost, they are transferred to sites and farms where they would find use. Compost serves as soil additives and natural fertilizers, enhancing the soil for productivity and preventing erosion.
Organic recycling has helped to largely prevent wastes from ending up in landfills. It is a great recovery strategy. However, something still has to be done about reducing food waste in homes. Americans, for instance, waste food a lot; about 40% of their food gets thrown back into the trash. However, it is a way to encourage the organic decomposition of substances instead of piling them up in landfills.