At Ferment Culture, we utilize sustainable practices such as composting. Our pouch packaging and labels are 100% home or commercially compostable, which helps keep trash out of our landfills. It's important to us to participate in promoting a healthier environment for future generations.
What is Composting?
Composting is a controlled, aerobic (oxygen-required) process that converts organic materials into a nutrient-rich soil amendment or mulch through natural decomposition. The end product is compost – a dark, crumbly, earthy-smelling material. Microorganisms feed on the materials added to the compost pile during the composting process. They use carbon and nitrogen to grow and reproduce, water to digest materials, and oxygen to breathe.
This information was provided by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Keep Organics Out of Landfills
Composting allows organic waste to be decomposed into nutrient-rich soil instead of being sent to landfills where it would contribute to greenhouse gas emissions and take up valuable space.
Reduce Greenhouse Gases
Composting reduces greenhouse gases by diverting organic waste from landfills, where it would emit methane, a potent greenhouse gas, and instead converting it into a soil amendment that can promote plant growth and carbon sequestration.
Create Nutrient-Rich Soil
Composting creates nutrient-rich soil by breaking down organic matter into a stable form that can be used as a natural fertilizer, enriching soil and promoting healthy plant growth in landscaping and gardening.
Did You Know That Organic Waste Does not Naturally Decompose In Landfills?
For successful composting, oxygen along with other essential components like nitrogen, microorganisms, balanced carbon-to-water ratios, are required, whereas in landfills, compostable materials are typically buried, and access to these vital components is restricted.
Additional Composting Resources
Basics of Home Composting and Other Resources (Institute for Local Self Reliance; ILSR).
Composting, Grasscycling, and Composting with Worms (Oregon Metro).
Guide for Local Governments to Encourage Home Composting (ILSR).
Infographics: “Compost Impacts More Than You Think” and “How Composting Combats the Climate Crisis” (ILSR).
Home Composting Guide (in Spanish) (District of Columbia Department of Public Works).
Resources for Backyard Composting (Cornell Waste Management Institute).
Steps for Starting Composting at Home and Choosing a Bin Type (South Carolina Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling).
Vermicomposting Guide and Troubleshooting Tips and Resources for Households (North Carolina State Extension).
Composting in Northern Colorado
Pick Up in Fort Collins, Timnath, Wellington, and Laporte for most residences.
Drop Off in Larimer County
Common Good Compost
Pick Up in Fort Collins, Timnath, Windsor, Loveland, Severance, and Berthoud.