In 2005 it was recorded that about 16% of all solid waste in
landfills was comprised of plastic materials. In an effort to cut down
on unnecessary pollutants and provide consumers with a sustainable
solution to this problem, the Prairie Moon Company is offering new biodegradable, recyclable, and compostable products.. These products are disposable, but can be reused and are ideal for camping trips, picnics, or parties.
Composting is the degradation and decomposition of organic substance
that results in a natural biomass known as compost. Compost is
beneficial to the environment because it administers nutrients and
minerals back into the food chain.
There are many options for industrial composting. Facilities range from
sheet composting (where the compostable material is spread along the
soil where it is left to decompose) to windrow composting (where
materials are made into giant rows to become compost). These facilities
are intended to produce massive amounts of compost and distribute it
into the food chain accordingly.
Home composting is creative and there are many methods of executing it.
However, the most popular is probably through use of a composting bin.
The bin acts as a decomposition catalyst that allows decaying materials
to break down organically. The interior of composting bins is often
separated into layers of soil.