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[] Composting - An Easy Household Guide - Book Review

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Nicky Scott, Chairperson for the Community Composting Network in the UK, is the
author of three small books (roughly 4 x 6 inches) dealing with waste reduction
and has appeared in two videos about composting. His book, Composting ? An Easy
Household Guide, was originally published in 2005 and the second edition was
released in 2006. The cover and all ninety-six pages are printed on 100%
recycled paper.This book is slightly more advanced than his smaller booklet,
Composting For All. Both books discuss why compost is such an important factor
in reducing stress on landfills. But here, Nicky shows how this one simple
action can benefit everyone in the community and can actually affect global
conditions as well. Nicky tells readers that approximately one-quarter of UK?s
methane gas emissions (one of the gases that contributes to global warming) are
due to organic waste in landfills, which are decomposing improperly. When
composts are given aerobic conditions there is very little gas production.
Nicky shows other advantages such as less odor in garbage cans and less volume
for curb-side pick-up services to deal with ? therefore garbage will be put out
on the curb less often.Nicky demonstrates how to get the right mix in the
compost for optimal decomposition conditions. He then explains some of the
different composting bins sold commercially. There is the perfect bin available
for different situations from apartment dwellers to individuals, situations
involving pest issues (rats, etc) and communal composting. His book covers
Dalek-type bins, tumblers, digesters, green cones, green Johanna?s, fermentation
methods, worm bins and more.Much of the information can be applied globally,
though the stats and information in Composting- and Easy Household Guide is from
the UK. Terms such as ?fly tipping? have no definition in North America. The
resource section is four pages long and provides information on seven
organizations and lists three books and videos for readers to refer to.Author:
Nicky Scott Illustrator: Roy Chadwick Publisher: Green books (UK) ISBN:
1-903998-78-6~ Book Reviewer: Lillian Brummet - Co-author of the book Trash
Talk, a guide for anyone concerned about his or her impact on the environment ?
Author of Towards Understanding, a collection of poetry.

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