Here are a few suggestions, edited from Royte's site, on how each of us can make a difference:
*If you have even a modest sized yard, a compost heap (or two - one to fill, while the other is breaking down) is easy to maintain. For smaller yards, vermicomposting (composting with worms) is a painless way to dispose of left over foods, peelings etc, and especially fun if you have children. My husband built us a worm bin a few years ago that resides on our patio (I drew the line at the coffee table version that he was keen on - apparently, done properly, vermicomposting doesn't smell and doesn't attract bugs - but there are limits, and a wormbin in the living room was mine!).
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