Bokashi Bins

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Bokashi Bins

Just dropped out first Bokashi 🗑 off at @ozcfarm 🌳 What a view! It’s such a hidden gem 💎 ~
When I first started trying to go zero waste 🗑, I focused on avoiding unnecessary (or any) packaging 🧴📦 for my purchases 💳. But after a while it become apparent how much of what we were still sending to landfill 🚚 was food 🥘 ~
I try very hard to avoid having to throw food away 🥗 (eg many of us, me included, overestimate how much we need to get on our weekly shop 💳) but some waste is unavoidable if you cook at home - stems, rinds, skins etc 🍋🍊...so we tried out a Bokashi bin and it’s been amazing
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In a nutshell, it’s a bin with a lid that ferments 🧀 the contents inside - when you get the bin, you also need to get bran that you regularly sprinkle in to help fermentation. The benefit is that unlike normal composting, this process doesn’t require aeration - so you can keep the lid on and flies / smells away. 🦟 if you have a garden 🌳 , you can use your Bokashi contents as compost at home, but as we live in a flat, we take ours to the @ozcfarm. We dropped off our first bin this morning (the fun I have on days when RESTOCK is closed 😉) - it took a whole 2 months to fill one up between 3 people!
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I really recommend trying Bokashi - it sounds a bit out there 🤡 at first but it’s genuinely more pleasant than a normal bin, as it’s sealed. And an effective way to reduce what goes to landfill 🚛 ~
And apart from the waste element 🗑 , further benefits of composting are:
- enriches soil
- reduces need for chemical fertilisers
- reduces methane emissions from landfill! 🏭
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Finally, I recommend visiting @ozcfarm in any case - such a cool project and pretty views ⛰

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