Home composting fun facts…

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Home composting (large version)As it is Compost Awareness Week, here are a few fun facts and stats about home composting:

• Around 30 million eggs are eaten in the UK every day. Why not try crushing and composting your egg shells? They won’t break down completely but they add a valuable source of calcium to the soil.

• Nationwide statistics show that on average each person will consume 103kg of potatoes each year – that’s around 500 medium-sized spuds! If we all compost our potato peelings instead of throwing them in the bin, we would be delivering tonnes of waste away from landfill.

• Did you know, even regular home composters still send on average nearly 70kg of compostable food waste to landfill each year? That’s the weight of a medium-sized adult.

• Striving to eat your 5-a-day? Fruit and vegetable peelings can all go into the compost bin

• We’re a nation of coffee fans, with approximately 70 million cups drunk here in the UK each day. Don’t forget coffee grounds can be composted, alongside the filter paper.

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