Yes, CO2 is released, but since it is part of a natural process, it isn’t considered man-made; therefore, it isn’t figured into greenhouse gas emission calculations. Actually, composting, when done properly, as with our Advanced Composting System, reduces greenhouse gases a great deal, (especially methane and nitrous oxide, which are considered far more dangerous than CO2) when compared to simply dumping an equivalent amount of organic waste into a landfill.
Read more! Download this factsheet from the U.S. Composting Council >> (USCC Fact Sheet, “Greenhouse Gases and the Role of Composting: A Primer for Producers,” Copyright US Composting Council 2009. For more information, visit www.compostingcouncil.org.)