Debunking Composting Myths

Debunking Composting Myths

Composting is a simple and effective way to reduce waste, improve soil quality, and contribute to a more sustainable environment. However, there are several myths about composting that can be misleading; discouraging people from trying it out to begin with. That being said, let’s separate fact from fiction and debunk some of the most common composting myths out there!

Myth #1: Composting is smelly and attracts pests

This is a fact if you're referring to traditional composting methods. The truth is that even if you follow the correct guidelines for composting, foul odours or pests are quite hard to avoid. To reduce bad smells, ensure that you balance nitrogen-rich materials (such as kitchen scraps) with carbon-rich materials (such as dry leaves). You can also add some soil or finished compost to your bin to help further neutralize any odours. Additionally, you can use a compost machine like Reencle with a secure lid to keep pests and smells away. Reencle keeps the composting process smells contained within the machine, as its triple-layer carbon filter ensures no odours leak out of the machine and cause discomfort within your household.

Myth #2: Composting takes a lot of time and effort

While composting does require some effort, it doesn't have to be as complicated or time-consuming as you might think. With the right composting method (we're talking about Reencle, of course!), your compost should be ready in 2-24 hours. You don't have to spend a lot of time on it - just a few minutes a day to add your food scraps. Thanks to Reencle, you get to see all the benefits compost has on your garden, without the added effort!

Myth #3: Composting is only for those with large gardens or yards

This is not true - you can compost even if you live in an apartment. There are many small-scale composting options available, such as the Korean-made, leading indoor compost machine, Reencle. This option is perfect for those with limited space, and they can produce high-quality compost just like a traditional compost pile, especially thanks to ReencleMicrobe™. 

Myth #4: Composting is only for those who are skilled gardeners

Anyone can compost, regardless of their gardening skills. Composting is a simple and straightforward process that anyone can learn. You don't need any special skills or knowledge to get started - just follow the guidelines for composting and let nature do the rest.

Myth #5: Composting is only for certain types of food waste

This is true. Some people correctly believe that certain types of food waste can't be composted, such as meat or dairy products. These materials can attract pests and produce odors, too. But as always, there are exceptions to the rule. If you had the time, space and energy for traditional (read: tedious) composting methods, it's possible that they can be composted if done correctly. 

In conclusion, composting myths can be misleading and may discourage people from trying out this sustainable practice. By debunking these myths and providing the facts, we hope to encourage more people to try composting and experience the many benefits it provides.

Back to blog