The rubbish we throw away everyday is polluting our Earth. A lot of this rubbish comes from our gardens and kitchens and the good news is that this type of natural waste can be easily composted.  Composting is a natural process that involves controlling the decomposition (breakdown) of natural waste and recycling it into a valuable fertiliser for our gardens.  


The vital role of micro-organisms

Micro-organisms e.g. bacteria are very tiny living things which can only be seen under a microscope.  Their needs are similar to ours - air to breathe, moisture, warmth and food.  These conditions are met when the right amount and mixture of organic material is collected and piled together. Micro-organisms feed on organic waste, breaking it down into compost.

Did you know?
A teaspoon of soil can contain up to 1 billion bacteria!

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