365 Ways #147–Compost your Cardboard

#147–Did you know you can compost cardboard? You ARE composting, aren’t you? If not, start. It will save on the amount you’re putting in a landfill. And it actually gives back to the earth for the bounty it provides us, too. But if you add cardboard or newspaper to your compost pile, you’re adding some much needed carbon to the nitrogen based kitchen waste. Without this stuff in the mix, your compost pile produces methane due to a lack of oxygen. But with a bit of your newspaper or cardboard, the ratio of carbon to nitrogen is kept in a range that allows the microorganisms which breakdown the compost to breathe. And their breath is critical to our planet’s life.

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