Composting reduces greenhouse gas emissions, improves soil’s ability to act as a carbon sink and builds community resilience to climate disruptions.
You can share these benefits by using our graphic! It is available for you to download (with attributions made to the Institute for Local Self-Reliance).
Brenda Platt, creative direction, and Clarissa Libertyelli, art
Data sourcesILSR made this infographic largely based data that was shared during our Compost Climate Connections Webinar Series. The UN Convention to Combat Desertification Executive Secret Ibrahim Thiaw has provided the following information: 2020 World Soil Day: Protect biodiversity, keep soil healthy. The pie chart of US human-related methane omissions is based on 2020 data from the US EPA Landfill Methane Outreach Programme (LMOP)..
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The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (www.ilsr.org) is a national non-profit organization that works to strengthen local economies and redirect discarded material into local recycling, composting and reuse enterprises. It is reprinted with permission.
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Check out our other compost posters or infographics.
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Infographic: Compost for A Better Planet: ilsr.org/infographics-compost-better-planet/
Hierarchy to Reduce Food Waste & Grow Community: ilsr.org/food-waste-hierarchy/
Unlocking the Potential of Soil organic Carbon Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, Global Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon, March 21-23, 2017 – Outcome Document. Infographic on Climate Change and Soil.
How composting can reduce our global impact July 21, 2021 Article UN Environment Programme
Organic Waste Composting Protocol Climate Action Reserve
Climate-Smart Agriculture: Compost Amendments Climate-Smart Agriculture Fact Sheet Series California Climate Hub USDA