Lobster fishermen in Maine have been finding limited uses for lobster shells including biodegradable golf balls from compost. The shells can also be composted into your garden. It’s rich in minerals that help plants grow and are a natural insect repellant. In order to reap the benefits, the shells have to be ground very fine in order to use as a mix in to other compost materials. In this form, they can strengthen plant cellular structure while preventing disease and plant rot.
- Different parts of the country use different items as compost.
- There are golf balls that can be safely hit into the ocean.
- Lobster shells can be recycled or used for other purposes.
“Like eggshells, lobster shells in compost bins are considered “greens.””