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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    2021 Women of Power, 2019 GEN T Honoree, V Label Global Hero, 2 x TEDx Speaker: Serial social entrepreneur & trends forecaster Sonalie Figueiras is a sustainability expert, food futurist and eco-powerhouse who has been inspiring global audiences for over a decade with practical steps on how to fight climate change. Known as the Green Queen of Asia, she is the founder and Editor in Chief of the award-winning Green Queen - the region’s first impact media platform that educates millions of readers on the connection between health, sustainability and the environment and showcases future solutions. She is also the co-founder and CEO of organic sourcing platform Ekowarehouse and climate tech SaaS Source Green, which helps consumer brands quit plastic packaging thanks to proprietary plastic reduction software. In addition, Sonalie is a global keynote speaker and an advisor to multiple mission-driven startups and NGOs, and a venture partner to several VC funds.

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