Week 2 Assignment 3.docx - Week 2 Assignment 3 Sustainable Living Guide Contributions Part Two of Four Sustaining Our Agricultural Resources Your Term

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Week 2 Assignment 3 Sustainable Living Guide Contributions, Part Two of Four: Sustaining Our Agricultural Resources Your Term: composting Composting is one-way humans can reduce their solid waste produced, while adding nutrients to the Earth. According to Bensel and Turk 2014, “Composting is the biological decomposition of organic material under aerobic conditions. This process is used to recycle organic yard wastes and household food wastes. During the composting process, bacteria and other microorganisms convert the organic matter into humus, an important component of fertile soil. The composting process takes about a year. Composting is one way to ensure that the nutrients from waste materials are returned to the soil to be used by other organisms, just like they would be in natural systems.” (pg. 392). Humans can reduce the volume of municipal solid waste they produce in their households by recycling, and composting (Bensel & Turk, 2014).
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