Located below the stairs to the terrace of the LUC building lies the compost bin, created by LUC’s green committee, Act Aware. It allows all residents to dispose of their food waste including fruit and vegetable peels, eggshells and other food waste. Through decomposition of the food waste high nutritious soil is created that later can be used for the LUC garden. Although the majority of organic waste can be discarded here, certain fruits and vegetables can disrupt the creation of nutritious soil. So keep out those citrus peels!
The compost not only encourages waste segregation and thus responsible handling of different kinds of waste but also recycling as the food waste is converted into usable soil. Waste that would have otherwise increased the volume of landfills and release methane when rotting is fully utilized. The soil that is created can be used by students to plant their own produce, spreading the knowledge about sustainable gardening.
Sustainable Cities and Communities: The compost helps to shape a sustainable community, which is conscious and responsible about handling its own waste and become self-sufficient thanks to recycling.
Responsible Consumptionand Production: Composting reduces the accumulation of waste from the LUC community.
Climate Action: Composting prevents organic food on landfills from releasing methane as it is broken down in the bin and turns into high-nutritious soil that can be used to plant new fruits or vegetables.