Welcome to International Compost Awareness Week!

International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is the largest and most comprehensive education initiative of the compost industry. It is celebrated nationwide and in other countries each year during the first full week of May. Started in Canada in 1995, ICAW has continued to grow as more people, businesses, municipalities, schools and organizations are recognizing the importance of composting and the long-term benefits from organics recycling. The goal of the program is to raise the awareness of the public regarding the benefits of using compost. 

We want to make composting easier and cheaper than ever - so we've put together a bunch of savings on our range of kits.

Firstly, we have FREE DELIVERY on every order of £50+ (or discounted delivery if you are in highlands/islands etc). Info here https://www.wigglywigglers.co.uk/pages/delivery-info

Also remember you earn Green Points with EVERY ORDERS - 1 point (1p) for each £1 you spend. PLUS 200 points (£2) when you sign up. https://www.wigglywigglers.co.uk/pages/loyalty-scheme

You can save on our Urbalive worm composters when you order our Value Packs - Save £22! Would be £191 if you bought the wormery and starter kit separately! Also if you want to send as a gift you can choose to send a worm voucher so the worms can be claimed for free once the kit is ready :)

PLUS we've also got fab savings on our Bokashi Organico Kits - find them here https://www.wigglywigglers.co.uk/collections/bokashi-organico-kits

Plus if you're already composting - why not order our Deal of the Month?

View our full range of offers here https://www.wigglywigglers.co.uk/collections/offers

A question often asked is, "Why compost at all?" Well, the answer is simple. Over 50% of household waste is organic matter from our gardens and kitchens. If sent to landfill this organic waste gets buried under all the other waste and isn't exposed to air resulting in methane production which is harmful to the environment. It is also a missed opportunity to recycle waste into valuable garden compost.

Depending on the amount of space you have and the type of waste you need to compost there are several different options open to you. Even if you only have the tiniest space, such as a balcony, there is a solution. We also have a range of composters perfect for garden composting.

Here our 10 great reasons to give composting a go!

  1. Reduce waste: Composting is a great way to reduce the amount of organic waste that goes to landfills, where it contributes to methane emissions and takes up valuable space.

  2. Improve soil health: Composting creates nutrient-rich soil that is full of beneficial microorganisms. Adding compost to soil can improve its structure, water-holding capacity, and fertility.

  3. Save money: By composting your kitchen and yard waste, you can reduce the amount of money you spend on fertilisers, soil amendments, and waste disposal fees.

  4. Reduce greenhouse gas emissions: When organic waste breaks down in landfills, it produces methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Composting can help reduce these emissions and mitigate climate change.

  5. Support local food production: Composting can help support local food production by providing farmers and gardeners with nutrient-rich soil to grow crops.

  6. Encourage biodiversity: Composting supports the growth of beneficial microorganisms, which can in turn support a diverse range of plants and animals.

  7. Reduce water usage: Compost-amended soil retains water better than non-amended soil, which can reduce the amount of water needed for irrigation.

  8. Decrease soil erosion: Compost-amended soil is better able to resist erosion, which can help prevent soil from washing away during heavy rains.

  9. Promote sustainability: Composting is a sustainable practice that helps to close the nutrient loop and reduce waste in our society.

  10. Educate others: Composting can be a great way to teach others about the importance of sustainability and encourage them to adopt more environmentally-friendly practices.

View more info on getting started with Composting here https://www.wigglywigglers.co.uk/blogs/blog/composting-for-beginners and for help finding which kit is for you pop on over to https://www.wigglywigglers.co.uk/blogs/blog/help-which-composter-do-i-buy

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