Waste not - want not

Up and running with Bokashi

Take a look at this now, because this is the best it will look.

I’ve decided to try out Bokashi composting again after a hiatus of several years.

Bokashi composting originated in Japan, and it uses a special bran inoculated with good bacteria to ferment kitchen waste.

It’s a great way for apartment dwellers to reduce waste as it’s odour free and can be done indoors.

But the thing I like best about the system is that you can compost just about everything, even meat scraps (no bones), dairy and cooked food.

With two small children in our household, we seem to be constantly throwing away prepared food…part of a sandwich, uneaten breakfast cereal, rejected dinner, etc…and all this waste has been going to landfill.

It’s taken me a little too long to realise that using Bokashi composting in our waste reduction mix would solve our problems.

And even after one day, our rubbish bin is significantly emptier.

I’ll keep you posted on how it goes.

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