Recycling of food waste cuts greenhouse gas emissions by 98%
Food waste recycling is no longer just for the “tree huggers”. The Waste Act specifies source separation so that food waste can be diverted from landfill. Have you ever wondered what happens to food waste when it gets thrown in a dustbin and misses the recycling bin? The average household wastes about 20kgs of food waste every month. This means that every 2 weeks, 6kg CO2e is released into the atmosphere per household. Add that up in South Africa and you are looking at an estimated 2 million tonnes of CO2e per year. Composting food waste instead of throwing it in a dustbin will cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 98%. Composting only has a carbon footprint of 10kg CO2e per tonne of food waste. This is a great reason to learn about bokashi and how to join the recycling of food waste.
What is bokashi?
Bokashi is a product that was developed in Japan where landfill is not an option. Recycling food waste becomes easy with bokashi. There are 3 main microbes in the active ingredient of bokashi, EM® (effective microorganisms); yeast, lactic acid bacteria and phototrophic bacteria. The yeast and lactic acid bacteria are fermentation starters. These microbes stop the food waste from rotting and smelling. The phototrophic microbes are essential to combine nitrogen and carbon in the composting process. Bokashi is a little like making bread. If you have the ingredients and the recipe, anyone can make it. As with bread, there are a few brands available in the market. Test for yourself and see which one works the best.
What makes Bokashi Bran® the best bokashi available?
Bokashi Bran® is proudly South African and locally manufactured in Gauteng. We only use the original EM® formulation from EMRO, Japan. All microbes used to manufacture our Bokashi Bran® bokashi are found in South Africa. No microbes are physically flown from overseas. If it does not say “Bokashi Bran®”, with the registered trademark, it’s not ours. Now you can shop online directly from the manufacturer and get first-hand help and advice on your bokashi bin and composting.
Our unique Bokashi Bran® recipe took 18 months to develop and we pride ourselves on the ultimate creation of a superior product that works exceptionally well and does not have an expiration date. Making Bokashi Bran® takes more than 4 months to produce and can best be described like fashioning a fine red wine. It is not something that can be rushed when you value quality. And like any good red wine, bokashi only improves with time due to our unique recipe.
Bokashi Bran (Pty) Ltd
Bokashi Bran was established in April 2012 with a vision to produce the highest quality bokashi to divert food waste from landfill. Using the bokashi system saves landfill space and reduces Greenhouse gas emissions by 98%. This method of recycling food waste has enormous opportunities within our communities for job creative and food security. The added benefit of the bokashi system is that it improves the quality and quantity of recyclable materials. Composting with bokashi results in nutrient-rich soil to grow vegetables.
Implement the Bokashi Bran® system in every home or commercial kitchen. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3 when it comes to reducing your impact on the environment and helping to establish a sustainable, greener earth now and for future generations.
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