Just Ask: The Ethics of Eating Eggs and Municipal Composting

Could my egg have had a life? Should I compost my kitchen waste?


| March/April 2010


Q: Vegans don’t eat eggs because they’re animal products. Does eating an egg kill a baby chick that could have had a life? I am a vegetarian, and people often argue that the eggs in the grocery store are not fertilized and would never have had a life. Is that true?
Harshita S., Cambridge, Massachusetts

Find out what Umbra has to say about eggs. 

Q: Municipal and individual composting operations are gaining steam nationwide. Some obvious benefits include saving landfill space, and cheaper and (one hopes) greener fertilizer. While I am an avid supporter of composting, I am curious if municipalities with composting facilities could see decreased decomposition rates in their landfills. Do yard and plant scraps even play an integral role in landfill decomposition?
Todd, Vancouver

Find out what Umbra has to say about municipal composting.










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