WHY RECYCLE YOUR FOOD WASTE?
By removing wet-waste from other waste, dry recyclable volumes increase by over 30%. Through this simple action, you not only turn food-waste into a useful resource you are also reducing the volume of other material going to landfill.
- Reduce landfill loads.
- Reduce CO2e greenhouse gas emissions.
- Build soil health.
- Enhance plant growth in gardening and agricultural use.
- Eliminate malodour in kitchens and the environment.
- Help control fly, roach and rodent infestations.
RECYCLING FOOD WASTE INTO COMPOST
Earth Probiotic has made composting quick and easy by using the power of probiotic bacteria, bokashi (Japanese for “organic fermented matter”), to recycle food waste back into soil food.
This all natural, non toxic and 100% biodegradable solution allows all food waste to be composted. The nutrients in the food waste improve the soil health, benefiting the health of plants and vegetables.
By working with commercial and domestic clients across South Africa, Earth Probiotic has assisted in diverting in excess of 715,670 kilograms of food waste from landfills since January 2012.
WHAT IS BOKASHI?
Bokashi is wheat-bran inoculated with a mix of probiotic bacteria, yeast and fungi. Developed in the 1980s in Japan bokashi is utilised around the globe as an effective tool in the management of food waste.
Bokashi is safe, natural and 100% biodegradable. Bokashi breaks down food waste through a fermentation process.
The fermentation of food waste is crucial to the process. This prevents rotting (and thus smells) and pre-digests the food wast e so that it can be quickly and easily composted or trenched. As the food waste does not rot no CO2e emissions are released.
The fermentation process also releases amino acids thus enabling faster uptake of nutrients by plants.
For more information visit www.earthprobiotic.co.za