Millions of tons of food waste are buried or burned every year at significant and considerable financial and environmental cost. Instead of dumping and wasting of your food scraps, you can recycle them with the help of worms. Vermicomposting (worm composting) turns many types of kitchen waste into a nutritious soil for plants. When worm compost is added to soil, it boosts the nutrients available to plants and enhances soil structure and drainage. Vermicomposting is essentially the consumption of organic material by earthworms. This speeds up the procedure of decomposition and provides a nutrient-rich end product.
Vermicomposting is a type of composting in which certain species of earthworms are used to enhance the process of organic waste conversion and produce a better end-product. Earthworms feeds the organic waste materials and passes it through their digestive system and gives out in a granular form (cocoons) which is known as vermicompost.
Vermicomposting food waste offers several advantages like It reduces household garbage disposal costs. It produces fewer odors and attracts fewer pests than putting food wastes into a garbage container. It saves the water and electricity that kitchen sink garbage disposal units consume. It produces a free, high-quality soil amendment (compost). It requires little space, labor, or maintenance.