Charles Darwin, after writing his famous theory of evolution, went on to use earthworms as his next subject of research before he passed away. Unfortunately, the world never got to see his great mind fully applied to earthworm research. He noted that the entire countryside is remade yearly by this humble creature. He noted that the entire Earth is terraformed by these creatures and was fascinated in his findings. This simple creature has shaped the Earth for untold generations. Is it a stretch to think that it has saved us in more ways than one? If this creature can terraform an entire planet, I do not think it is a stretch to believe that Earthworms have saved us from disasters that would naturally occur without them.
Waste, as we describe it, can accumulate naturally. The Earth has natural processes to take care of waste and redistribute the vital elements back into itself. We know of many processes that Earth uses to redistribute elements. Living creatures have become major contributors to these processes. We do not fully understand all of the complex interactions in our eco systems.
Research is ongoing regarding Earth’s natural cleaning processes, but there are still unknowns when it comes to long term effects. Vermiculture, earthworm farms, and other technologies have advanced to a viable technology for waste management. However, human waste evolves with technology and many waste treatment centers in America are ill equipped to evolve with the times.
At Earthworms for Earth, we take mind to all the research that has gone into earthworms and waste management. We have to know every advantage for long term waste management before we pitch programs to waste management centers. Our current approach will have us successfully processing restaurant waste products in the near future.