• Improved soil health
• Reduced pesticide and chemical use
• Reduction in plant diseases
• Composting (instead of landfilling or incinerating) food waste reduces methane and other greenhouse gas emissions caused by the rotting food waste
• Compost helps sequester carbon in the soil and can help reverse climate change.
Compost and the Environment
Compost is more than a soil amendment for vegetable gardens. According to Project Drawdown, compost is a solution to reverse climate change. When coupled with food waste reduction, local food production, and regenerative agriculture, it is a very powerful tool for sequestering carbon and reversing climate change.
In the new Drawdown Review, an update to the original research project, compost's position as a tool to reverse global warming was elevated. It is available open-sourced at Project Drawdown's website (linked above).
Pinellas Community Compost is available for virtual and in-person compost and ecological landscape lectures and speaking engagements.
Composting council Research & education foundation resources
These documents are excerpts from full publications. The complete documents can be purchased here.