At VOLVERde, we want to make it easy to understand the terminology used in the sustainable community.

This glossary contains information on common terms, phrases and abbreviations used by the VOLVERde and others in the sustainable community. The purpose of this glossary is to aid you in better understanding terminology used by us.

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Common Terms, Phrases, and Abbreviations


Means products break down naturally, they eventually decompose and are consumed by soil and other natural components.

Why it's important:

This natural process means no forced chemical reaction needs to take place to kickstart the process and less pollution will happen as a result.


The natural process of recycling organic matter, such as leaves and food scraps, into a valuable fertilizer that can enrich soil and plants.

Why it's important:

Reduces methane gas and waste in landfills. Reduces personal food waste. Conserves water.

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