My compost pile is constantly reminding me that this earth is a closed loop system. Our garbage is never really gone; it just goes somewhere else. Sometimes it doesn't go very far and it doesn't hurt anything in the process, as is the case with the vegetable peelings that break down in my compost pile. But I'm always finding things in my compost pile that didn't break down, notably the plastic liner inside my paper tea bags (all those years of chai and I never knew) and those annoying plastic stickers that are found on all supermarket produce. Those things never go away. They aren't meant to be composted in the first place but they sneak their way in there.
|A giant pile of horse poop five months later|
|Look at that beautiful ring of compost around that tree!|