Curiosity in composting in Memphis is rising in the course of the pandemic

Food waste creates a problem when not properly managed and sent to landfill. Almost 40 percent of the food supply chain is wasted and sent to landfill every year. (USDA)

The city of Memphis, Tennessee’s The Compost Fairy, is focused on turning food waste into rich soil that gets back into the community through gardens. In addition to food waste, the compost fairy is also interested in the composting of Christmas trees.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Memphis residents have been paying more attention to their composting habits. The private customer base for The Compost Fairy has grown five-fold, as many more residents are taking part. The Compost Fairy also organized an event to discuss the importance of composting as it is the easiest way to reduce an individual’s carbon footprint.

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