Wednesday Word Day: Composting


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It’s Wednesday Word Day at Green Queen!

Today’s word is: composting /ˈkɒmpɒstɪŋ/

    • a method of allowing organic (plant-based) matter from kitchen and yard waste to decompose naturally, the by-product of which is a mineral-rich reusable soil-like substance;
    • the recycling of decayed organic (plant-based) waste into soil enricher, resurfacing material or mulch.

While composting is now enjoying a renaissance among savvy green-livers and has gained traction as a way to reduce landfill waste and make your own soil, the actual process is as old as plants and nature itself. Dead plants pile up on the ground, start to rot and are eventually returned to the earth’s soil where living plants make use of the remaining nutrients in the decaying mixture. Composting is nature’s very own plant recycling mechanism.

For more information on composting and handy how-to guides, please visit How To Compost.

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Author

  • Sonalie Figueiras

    Serial social entrepreneur Sonalie Figueiras is the founder & editor-in-chief of Green Queen, an award-winning impact media platform advocating for social & environmental change in Hong Kong with a mission to shift consumer behaviour through inspiring & empowering original content. She is also the founder & CEO of SourceGreenPackaging,com, the global wholesale eCom marketplace for sustainable packaging products, Ekowarehouse, the global sourcing platform for certified organic products, with a mission to make safe, quality food accessible & affordable for the whole planet. With over a decade of experience in publishing, digital marketing, organic trade and health & sustainability, she is an eco wellness industry veteran with a keen eye for market trends and a sought-after international speaker and moderator, sharing her expertise on stages across Asia and beyond, including TEDx and Harvard Business School.


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