March 14 – Does your Church Recycle/Compost?

But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him. Jeremiah 18 V 4

Have you ever heard of composting or recycling in your church? Is it currently being practiced in the church? Church members can become stewards of resources and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by decreasing the amount of waste that goes into the trash and eventually into landfills. The church needs to take notice of the impacts associated with its actions and make a conscious decision to care for God’s creation. This can be done through recycling and composting in the church.

Importance and benefits of recycling and composting:

  • It conserves raw materials – making new products out of recycled materials reduces the need to consume raw resources.  
  • It saves energy – using recycled materials in the manufacturing process uses considerably less energy than that required for producing new products from raw materials.
  • It helps protect the environment – recycling reduces the need for extracting (mining, quarrying and logging), refining and processing raw materials all of which create substantial air and water pollution. Composting will help reduce the amount of methane released when biodegradable waste (such as food) decomposes in landfills. 
  • It saves you money – A massive reduction in the amount of waste we send to landfill will result in reduced operational costs of landfills
  • Enriches soil, composting helps retain moisture and suppress plant diseases and pests.
  • Compost reduces the need for chemical fertilizers.
  • Compost encourages the production of beneficial bacteria and fungi that break down organic matter to create humus, a rich nutrient-filled material.
  • Composting improves the health of the church yard and garden 

Over 50% of what we throw in the garbage can be recycled. An additional 25% of our trash is comprised of food wastes and other materials that could be composted.  Make a difference in sustainability of the world by recycling and composting at church.

Why it’s important to recycle and compost


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