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What do you do with left over food at home? If you and your friends are given the choice of eating in a plastic plate or a banana leaf platter at a party, which one would you prefer and why?


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Explanation:

a)

  1. Leftover food at home can be used to used to make manure by composting.
  2. It enriches the soil fertility.
  3. Compost provides nutrients essential for the growth and development of plants.

(b)

  1. We would prefer eating food on a banana leaf plate.
  2. This is because banana leaf can be easily decomposable.
  3. It can be used to make manure by the process of composting.
  4. Plastic plates is non degradable and thus, cannot be converted into harmless substances by composting.
  5. Plastics cannot be recycled and on burning releases harmful gases in the environment and thereby polluting it.

Benefits of composting

  1. The placement of the compost in the soil adds nutrients.
  2. Microorganisms, such as bacteria, fungi, and protozoa, decompose organic material.
  3. The presence of microorganisms is important because they aerate the soil, which speeds up the composting process.

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