Select the transitional device that best matches the sentence.

____ composting the trimmings, they were able to generate enough fertilizer for the organic produce businesses in the community.

Correct answer: By.

Explanation: “By” is used to denote a means of achieving something, while “due to” expresses a cause.

Correct example of the use of “due to”:

Due to the nature of the contract, its overriding principle is protection of the consumer in transactions.

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