Composting slowly taking root in Singapore [News]

March 12, 2015 by  
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By Monica Kotwani, Channel NewsAsia, 11 Mar 2015

Waste not, want not – the saying goes. Some Singaporeans are going green by turning food waste into compost – through traditional and sometimes innovative means.

From potato skins to leftover vegetables and fruit, the Gonzalez family collects its food waste and chucks it into a drum containing organic material such as dried leaves and shredded paper. They are mixed in.

Three months later, the waste becomes compost the family uses for its garden and plants.

Environmental engineer Patricio Gonzalez says composting has saved him money as he does not have to buy top soil and fertiliser.

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Source: Channel NewsAsia