Agromin recently reached a milestone: it has now converted 5 million tons of green
waste into compost since it began operation in 1993.
Agromin receives organic materials collected from
southern California homes, businesses and from agriculture. Once received,
non-recyclable items (i.e., plastics, trash, treated wood) are removed by hand.
The organic material is then processed into "wind rows" that are composted for
about 45 days. The material is naturally composted by microorganisms. The
all-natural compost is then used by growers, landscapers and residents.
Converting 5 million tons of organic material into
sustainable organic products has had a measurable impact on the environment.
Using EPA calculations, 691,381 metric tons of Carbon Dioxide has been kept out
of the atmosphere as a result of Agromin's recycling efforts. Carbon Dioxide is
considered a greenhouse gas since it absorbs heat and leads to atmospheric
Recycling organic waste reduces greenhouse gases, makes
use of organic material that would have otherwise been thrown away and the
resulting organic compost helps grow natural fruits and vegetables and creates
healthy landscapes. Nothing is wasted so it is truly a sustainable process.
All Agromin products are manufactured without biosolids
or animal waste. Agromin's Compost 100 is approved for use in certified organic
production or food processing and handling according to the USDA Program rule.
The product is popular with organic growers. It is also available to consumers.
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