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Video: Zero Waste Video Series- Why Compost?

Compost isn’t dirt, or soil, or mulch! It is a nutrient-rich soil amendment that plays a vital role in the health of ecosystems because it provides nutrients to soils. Healthy soils produce more nutrient-dense food, require less water, AND helps draw down carbon dioxide in the atmosphere – reducing climate change impacts! Knowing how beneficial compost is, you might be surprised to learn that nationwide, 50% of what goes into landfills is organic material that could have been composted. In this video lesson, Eco-Cycle partners with the Denver Compost Challenge to explain the vital role of compost in creating a thriving ecosystem and balanced climate on Earth.