In this video, Teen Kids news reporter Stefanie tells us how one school found a useful way to cut down on the amount of rubbish generated by its community – waste that was ending up in already-overcrowded landfills and costing the school a lot of money to have removed.
Instead, led by a dedicated teacher, the students embarked on a recycling and composting project, with amazing results.
As we learn here, their efforts not only drastically reduced the amount of rubbish produced by the school (and the cost of getting rid of it), but the initiative is even making the school some money!
Composting is the natural process of recycling organic matter, such as leaves and food scraps, into a valuable fertiliser that can enrich soil and plants.
Anything that grows decomposes eventually; composting simply speeds up the process by providing an ideal environment for bacteria, fungi, and other decomposing organisms like worms to do their work.
The resulting decomposed matter, which often ends up looking like fertile garden soil, is called compost, and is rich in nutrients that can be used for gardening, horticulture, and agriculture.
View the original video here.
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