January 10, 2013
Composting Is Terrible for Environment
Steve Savage, Applied Mythology
Most people think of composting as a very "green" thing to do, but few realize that composting actually generates a significant amount of the potent greenhouse gases (GHG), methane and nitrous oxide. Yes, composting is better than putting organic wastes into a landfill, but it is not the ideal way to handle large volume, organic waste-streams like animal manure. The better option is anaerobic digestion which I will describe at the end of this post.
TAGGED: Anaerobic Digester, Composting, Greenhouse Gas Emissions