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"Composting" is the magical transformation of organic materials into rich earth.

DIY LEFTOVERS

location_on Metković, Croatia
Our school took action by launching the Food Waste Challenge to encourage everyone, to reduce, recover, and recycle food waste. One of our goals goals of the Food Waste Challenge is to disseminate here the best practices!
Zorana Vekic, English teacher
Compost: Your Trash, Nature's Treasure!

Zorana Vekic, English teacher

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Target Group
18
Children/Users
1
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2021
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Updated on April 18th, 2021
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Why did you create this innovation?

By composting you can reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.

How does your innovation work in practice?

Landfills seal rubbish in airtight spaces so air cannot get to organic waste. This means it decomposes anaerobically (without oxygen) and creates powerful greenhouse gases, in particular methane which contributes to global warming and climate change.

How has it been spreading?

But sending organic waste—a chaotic jumble of yard material and discarded food—to a landfill takes up a lot of space. More troublesome, however, is that when organic waste is buried, it decomposes under oxygen-free, or anaerobic, conditions, producing gases that pollute the atmosphere. The decomposition is driven by microbes that grow in the absence of oxygen. We took a film video sequence about it ,with the interaction of the whole class.

If I want to try it, what should I do?

What do you need?
banana peels, egg shells, coffee residue, water, blender

1. Place everything in the blender,  mix it up for a minute or three. And you’re done!
2.Pour the fertilizer you made in the watering can and add some extra water
3.Afterwards just clean your blender and your watering can and you are ready to start watching your plants grow.

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February 2021
Innovation page created on HundrED.org
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DIY organic fertiliser from leftovers
"Composting" is the magical transformation of organic materials into rich earth. Kitchen scraps desintegrate into compost and can be spread on the top of our plant or garden! Did you know that over 30% of food in Croatia is wasted? Therefore,our school took action by launching the Food Waste Challen
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