Composting plays an important role in the agricultural and economic sectors as composting offers significant and economical opportunities for efficient use of resources and waste.
Significant is the impact on the reduction of harmful gases. Organic materials when subjected to anaerobic conditions produce methane, which is a greenhouse gas and can be emitted from landfills if not properly treated. Unlike the composting process, gas production is reduced.
At the same time, it uses rainwater or irrigation water more efficiently to lose less moisture due to evaporation and runoff, as it allows for better absorption.
It also develops biological activity in the soil, which contributes to the more efficient nutrient uptake of certain ions, especially aluminum and iron, which can be toxic to low pH soil.
In addition, the use of compost requires low investment and operating costs over all competing technologies, with a positive impact on municipal fees paid by citizens.
At the same time, it can be located a short distance from waste generation as a result of social acceptance, resulting in lower transportation costs and thus lower municipal fees than other methods.
As a consequence, social acceptance is high, thereby helping to complete the relevant investments faster than any other and closer to the material production areas, resulting in lower transport costs.