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Welcome to the Shred Garden Movement

By Shopify API March 26, 2019

  shredgardenphotoOn average, over 20 million tons of paper is sent to the landfill every year. And in the world, around 800 million people do not have enough food to lead a healthy life; that's about 11% of the world's population. What if there was a simple solution to help begin the process of solving both of these problems? Welcome to the Shred Garden Movement! The experiment: We want to create compost that only uses shredded paper and other elements from the office, such as coffee grounds (but we'll get to that later), for the fruit and vegetable plants that we have growing here at Whitaker Brothers. The purpose of this experiment is not only to attempt to reduce waste, but to try and efficiently recycle it ourselves. What we hope to get from this experiment is a method that can help eliminate all paper waste here at Whitaker Brothers by also trying to create a viable food source from thus waste. A successful experiment means that there is a solution for all paper waste and that there is a use for shredded paper beyond it being trash and confetti. Also, another resource to help feed the hungry is something that could be very beneficial to society. Reducing waste and creating food are not the only potential benefits that come from creating our own shredded paper compost. You may also live in an area with a limited amount of trees, resulting in a scarce amount of leaves to use in compost. Shredded paper is a perfect substitute and can help you keep your garden fresh! Here are a few of the goals we wish to accomplish with the creation of our Shred Garden:
  • First of all, we want to see if it can be done.
  • We want to spread awareness of the problems of shred waste and hunger throughout the world.
  • We want to be able to help out and answer common questions by the gardening community.
  • And finally, we want to show you how easy it is to create your own Shred Garden, and make it accessible to homeowners and other businesses.
So follow us here as we begin the adventure of the Shred Garden. We will keep you updated with how the shredded paper compost is going once we get it started. Along the way we will update the blog with various tips, tricks, and challenges, as well as provide soil samples and other research to help the gardening community utilize this abundant office resource.

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