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Fighting Food Scraps

Fighting Food Scraps

During this isolation period, the frequency of cooking has gone up significantly in my household. Although enjoying delicious food, what doesn't taste quite as right is the realisation that all our food scraps are just being thrown away when they could be put to better gardening and sustainability use! In truth, our household acquired a Bokashi Bin a while ago but without knowing how to use it it soon languished in a corner of the garden. I can't deny the ick factor of cleaning a fermenting box that hasn't been opened in quite literally years (!) however, I'm confident that a small moment of unpleasantness will be worth the gardening returns and reduction in waste.
My Progress: 
07/19/2020 - 20:58
The bin has been cleared after a week and a half of airing! It wasn't too bad, although a few slugs had to be displaced... now just waiting for the new lid and husks to arrive
07/07/2020 - 15:31
Step 1 of opening offending Bokashi Bin complete! I think I'll let it sit opened for a few days just in case there's anything particularly unsavoury inside before cleaning it out and starting to add waste. I think we may need to buy a new lid as it's cracked in the elements - looking on the website there's also a pet waste composter!