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  • Writer's pictureAlison Evans

Composting is critical to the circular economy

Composting is a key element to building a circular economy. Commercial composting is possible with Floreon which is one of our key differentiators from oil-based plastics.

Composting is necessary because it:

1. Contributes to a circular economy

Composting ensures we get multiple uses out of the same material, minimising wastage.

2. Sequesters carbon

This means carbon is stored in the soil, where it can be of more value, instead of the air. Adding compost to soil increases soil health, as it stimulates microbe growth.

3. Improves soil structure

Increasing soil health has a positive impact on farmers, who can increase the maximum yield potential of their fields.

4. Keeps resources local

Composting turns waste into useful resources, having a transformational impact on local soil. This in turn helps businesses to reduce their environmental impact and join the circular economy, because they are not relying on produce coming in from overseas.

It is worth noting that the industry is working continuously to eliminate the misuse of words such as ‘biodegradable’ and ‘compostable’, so that end consumers may be directed as to the right way to dispose of their products and make more mindful purchases. At Floreon, we always bear this in mind in our messaging.

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