This week on Radio Nova we looked at the versatility of the Bokashi composting bin.
What is a Bokashi Bin?
These bins are the most effective method of recycling kitchen waste, carried out in an airtight container using Bokashi as a compost activator. It is a bran-based material that has been inoculated with beneficial micro-organisms (a mix of friendly bacteria, yeast and fungi), which helps to speed up the composting process, suppress pathogens, and prevent putrefaction and foul smells.
The Benefits of a Bokashi Bin:
- No Smells because of friendly, safe bacteria
- No fruit flies because the process does not require air
- Small & compact for kitchen
- Cooked & uncooked foods, including meat, fish, fruit and vegetables can be used
- It will help rebuild the soil in your garden and decontaminate soil from harmful pathogens and pollutants.
- Watch your garden bloom with a new life if you bury your fermented food waste directly under the soil or put it in a compost bin.
- It can be added to your wormery.
What can you put into the bins?
Food Scraps & Leftovers
Fruit & Veg
Meat & Bones
Pizza, Burgers, Snacks, Baked foods, cakes
Other organic Material
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