THE BIGGER PICTURE
How do worms aid sustainability?
Organic waste (food scraps, manures, paper, garden waste etc.) commonly ends up in landfills. Let's dive deeper... As this organic waste breaks down anaerobically it releases the toxic greenhouse gas: methane. Methane is then released into the atmosphere, trapping significantly more heat than carbon dioxide! This problem has a friendly solution - worms! By adding worms, who will gladly eat through food scraps and much more, the amount of organic waste is significantly reduced and therefore so are the Methane emissions!
There is more...
As the organic waste passes through the worm's body it becomes compost that will then exit the worm's body as castings, a fancy word for worm poop. These castings are nutrient-rich compost that can then be used to grow plants!
To summarize, not only do worms act as natural recycling agents but also as compost creators!
WORMS. WILL. SAVE. THE. WORLD.