The reasons why composting is a key method for managing organic waste has to do with the tripartite environment-society-economy.
- Because the needs of Greek soils for organic matter are huge, due to their very low content (1%). In Germany, for example, the soil content is organic
7-8% and composting to raise it to even higher levels.
- Because 35% of Greek territories are at risk of desertification.
- Because of the extensive use of compost, the soil erosion and
many plant pathogens are suppressed.
- Because there is a great need for rational management and protection of available water and especially for saving it by applying compost to agriculture.
- Because CO2 emissions are reduced
and the effects of climate change.
- Because it is the most economical method of final handling of organic materials.
- Because it has the widest possible social acceptance and consensus.
- Because it is the most environmentally friendly.
- Because first you discuss and apply the cheapest and best options and then you look at whether
there is a need for expensive and difficult ones.
- Because one has to put it in Greek society as well.
Food Recycling Benefits:
- Energy and natural resources are saved
- Waste and their management problems are reduced
- Reduces pollution of air, soil and groundwater (thus reducing environmental burden)
- In the long run, product prices fall (or do not increase) as they are not required
re-production of raw materials
- Reduce the cost of collection by municipalities or communities and the transfer of garbage to landfills, thus increasing municipal revenue
- New jobs are being created in areas of positive action to save the planet
- The health of the inhabitants of the planet is saved and the best future of children is guaranteed
- It creates a pleasant feeling and satisfaction for participating in improving the environment and living conditions.
- Helps reduce malnutrition and hunger in the world.