Vermicomposting: A Case Study

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In 2013 alone 254 million tons of waste went to landfills, that 's 508,000,000,000 pounds of waste. It has been growing yearly and is taking up too much space with the waste. Now imagine 72% or 365,760,000,000 pounds of trash out of the landfills. Well, 72% of waste in landfills is organic and can be decomposed. Now imagine if there was an implemented cheap and efficient method to get rid of waste in schools. The answer to this question is Vermicomposting. Vermicomposting can reduce the amount of cafeteria waste that goes to the local disposal facility. Not only that but the byproduct of the red wiggler worms in vermicomposting is a great fertilizer which can be given back to farmers for profit or make a small garden for the school. Secondly, if schools aren 't transporting waste to landfill it would save gas and money, and it would also lower methane emissions. Finally, Vermicomposting if done right can spread to other schools since the worms do reproduce quickly…show more content…
It costs millions of dollars a year to pay to get rid of waste, from paying for people to pick up and drop off trash, or to the gas bill of moving the trash it costs money. The cost of moving can be expensive, but what if the cost was lowered by using vermicomposting to get rid of the majority of U.S waste, it would take up less time, take less gas to move, and overall it would cost less money. Along with the less money spent a profit is possible. Once there are too many worms they can be sold to other groups to help them start vermicomposting plants, or the byproduct of vermicomposting the fertilizer that is produced could be sold. The money used that is now freed up can go to things other things which are more enjoyable or could just be saved up for later use. The use of vermicomposting can be used to save money or even make a profit. It is not just that it is also good for the environment for it can lower emission which is produced by

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