Organic Residuals Serve a Higher Purpose for Better Soil Health, Water Conservation and Greenhouse Gas Reductions

On the occasion of the International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) 2017 (May 7 – 13) the global network of organisations devoted to organics recycling and compost use from Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States has set up a joint communication on the underappreciated potential of bio-waste and their recycled materials for saving resources.

Throughout International Compost Awareness Week, community events will be held to encourage and celebrate organics recycling. All types of organics recycling – from “do it yourself” composting in your backyard, community garden or nearby community centre to large-scale community-wide composting and anaerobic digestion – are being promoted. The importance of the use of compost to bring Life back to the soils for strong, healthy plant growth, improved water quality and conservation is also being highlighted.

Please find the joint communication here .