Soil Fertility & Methane Reduction

Rescue Earth System

Like other models of composting, community composting offers benefits such as diverting organic materials, like food scraps, from landfills, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and producing a valuable soil amendment – compost.

Soil Fertility & Methane Reduction

Personal Target: Compost all your organic waste
Initiative Global Target: 100 billion kg of food & garden waste composted per year — approximately a 50% reduction in landfill methane emissions
Ultimate Global Goal: 200 billion kg of food & garden waste composted per year — approximately a 100% reduction in landfill methane emissions

One of the biggest sources of methane emissions is organic matter discarded in landfills. For every million metric tons of organic wastes that decompose, 469 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent greenhouse gases in the form of methane are released. Composting — the conversion of such waste into a useful soil amendment — reduces those emissions by more than 50 percent.

How can I make a difference?

You can choose any one or more of the interventions listed below and your contribution will reduce methane emissions in your bioregion. Furthermore, your contribution will help to reduce the amount of organic matter in landfills by concerting it to high quality compost that can be used to increase soil fertility.

N.B. The standardised financial contribution ERIx10 fee is 100 x the minimum wage rate in your country.

Compost your Organic Waste

If you would like to go for it alone then this is the best option for you. Composting your organic waste at home is a very easy exercise. Make sure you use your compost as a mulch to increase your soil fertility.

Pay the ERIx10 fee or volunteer towards community composting project

A community composting project is the most efficient way for urban residents to compost their organic waste. Sharing the upfront cost of, for example, wood chippers, significantly decreases the cost of ownership / use.