Renewable Matter # 08 / January-February

Compost Makes its Entrance

by Roberto Rizzo

Every year, in Italy, 252 composting plants produce 1 million tonnes of compost. A powerful ally for a more sustainable agriculture and fertile soil.


Fruit, vegetables, meat, coffee and egg residues. But also tissues and garden waste such as branches, leaves, grass and straw. This is all useful material to make compost, the natural organic fertilizer that can replace mineral fertilizers. And there is more to it. Compost can help offset the loss of organic matter in soils, a phenomenon caused by climate change and intensive farming,...

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