Septic Systems & Fruit Trees
Some homes use septic systems instead of being connected to a city sewer system. Septic systems include a tank that stores the waste from your home. Bacteria within the tank break the contents down, partially treating them, and some of the resulting components transfer through a pipe to a drain field or leach field.
Alternatives to Septic Tank Systems
Conventional septic systems involve buried tanks that release wastewater and sewage into sand and gravel drain fields. Most of the 25 percent of American homes using on-site sewage treatment employ this method, according to Wellowner.org.
Positive Effects on the Environment From Going Green
The green living movement encourages people to live in a more environmentally friendly way, and there are a number of different ways to "go green." While most people are aware that going green is good for the Earth, they may not fully understand the extent of its impact.
Effective Ways of Recycling & Reducing Non-Biodegradable Waste
Turning biodegradable waste such as food scraps and yard trimmings into compost or recycling them through your local yard waste collection facility, eliminates a large portion of any household or business&rsquo;s waste stream. However, the bulk of waste does not biodegrade quickly or ever.