Food waste recycling-made easy
Recycling. It seems to be a continuous topic of debate and concern for everyone today. However, there still remain key questions about what should be recycled and how it should be recycled and to date, no national standard to address the issue exists. Food waste management is not always something that is high on the list of priorities for the average household, as often the recycling of other materials take precedent. As a result, food waste management and food waste disposal, while of concern to the family, don’t always receive the attention they deserve. So are there food waste management solutions that can be easily adopted into a household without requiring constant attention and effort. Many families and individuals are looking at the option of food digesters and wormeries as effective food waste recycling solutions.
Waste disposal depletion
Food waste makes up more than 30% of our weekly rubbish collection and yet with a little thought it can be easily harnessed and transformed into wonderful, free compost. Food waste digesters / hot composters are excellent solutions for this waste disposal problem. They can quickly and easily convert household food waste and other organic kitchen waste into nutrient rich compost. This is food waste recycling at its finest. Another bonus is that this food waste management system immediately and drastically reduces your carbon footprint and food waste collection from your home.
Which food waste?
Many people are unsure about what food waste can be recycled. The answer is very simple. In fact absolutely everything can be put into a food digester to include meat, (cooked or uncooked), fish, bones, fruit and vegetables, dairy products and egg shells. Hot composters can accept all of these too; however, they are dependant on good air circulation for the proper decomposition and so need to be filled with a combination of two parts food waste and one part dry garden waste.
What are the benefits?
Food waste recycling is a valuable and effective form of waste management that has both short and long term benefits. Knowing that you are doing your bit to help improve the environment and limit pollution by recycling your food waste can also bring enormous satisfaction. It’s simple and effective and not only will you notice a substantial decrease in the amount of waste produced, and collected from your home, but if you use a Green Johanna you will also be directly involved with converting a lot of this waste into good, "ready to use", compost. Children can also play their part and get involved, and also learn the value of recycling. In turn, and your garden and vegetable patch will flourish from the results. The conclusion is that, there isn’t any reason why you shouldn’t invest in this effective form of household food waste management.
|Less waste to landfill||Reduce greenhouse gasses||Less transport and pollution||Improved carbon footprint||A healthier future|