This week is Compost Awareness Week so what better time to talk about the benefits of using good quality organic peat-free compost – and how New Leaf Compost is helping in the fight against climate change.
You’ll already be aware of the endless benefits compost can offer land in both an agricultural and horticultural setting such as improving soil health, enhancing structure and providing better drainage and aeration, to name just a few.
However, it’s worth also considering that by taking organic material such as food and garden waste, and recycling it through composting, we are enabling the circular economy and making a hugely beneficial environmental impact.
Each year around 12 million tonnes of food is wasted in the UK and consequently goes to landfill.
However, with our sister company Natural World Products (NWP), we work to combat this ‘throw away’ culture by converting brown bin organic waste from local authorities across Northern Ireland to organic, high-quality, peat-free compost.
Our compost is used by farmers on a large agricultural scale, by home gardeners, landscapers, and in the large number of community projects we continue to be involved in.
By empowering the circular economy, we’re helping to eliminate waste and the continual use of resources, prolonging a product’s life cycle and creating a closed-loop system.
This process of recycling and reusing materials helps minimise the use of raw materials, waste creation and carbon emissions by diverting recyclable materials such as food waste away from landfill.
On Compost Awareness Week, it’s encouraging to know that when we recycle our organic food and garden waste, we are taking part in a circular economy with global impact.