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Sat, 03 Nov


Qatar Business Incubation Center

Food Waste to Compost - How and Why is it important?

Even with all of our efforts to prevent it, there will always be some food waste to manage. Composting is a great way to get a final use out of food.

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Food Waste to Compost - How and Why is it important?

Time & Location

03 Nov 2018, 14:00 – 16:00

Qatar Business Incubation Center, New Industrial Area، Ar Rayyan, Qatar

About The Event

This event is part of #QatarSustainabilityWeek 2018

Composting is the natural process of decomposition that turns organic materials like garden waste and vegetable food scraps into a dark, crumbly and earthy smelling material called compost. Compost is rich in nutrients and is great for your garden, shrubs or even indoor potted plants.

Do your bit to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill. Even for households that are already composting, new research has found that almost half of the food waste in their rubbish bins could have been composted.

When waste is sent to landfill, air cannot get to the organic waste. Therefore as the waste breaks down it creates a harmful greenhouse gas, methane, which damages the Earth's atmosphere. However, when this same waste is composted above ground at home, oxygen helps the waste to decompose aerobically which means hardly any methane is produced, which is good news for the planet.

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