Bokashi Bran

Dealing with Food Waste in Your Kitchen

an outdoor composition of old, dried out fruit before using bokashi

At Bokashi Bran, we know it’s no secret that our households generate a great deal of general organic food waste when we prepare and consume daily meals. Think vegetable scraps, fruit peels, eggshells, bread crusts, meat bones and of course those sometimes forgotten leftovers we happen across silently lurking in the back of the fridge.

While chucking all this in the bin is our usual practice, not many of us realise that our food waste, which ultimately ends up in a rubbish dump is not only taking up valuable space at landfill but is rather damaging to the environment. Food waste leads to the production of large amounts of methane gas exacerbating GreenHouse Gas which is the cause of global warming, plus the leachates from organic waste contaminate our groundwater.

So, what can you do to help?

Recycling Food Waste

Tackling the food waste in our households and changing our habits is a very important step in addressing this issue, wouldn’t you agree? To this end, rather a few people have already cottoned on to the idea that this can be addressed by recycling household food waste into compost which should not only result in happier gardens and healthier vegetable production but can also help save our planet from further effects of global warming.

But, for anyone who has already endeavoured to make compost from food scraps, it can be a frustrating process as not only do the food scraps smell horrendous, attract flies and other disease-carrying vermin as they start to putrefy, but the compost itself takes many months to become viable.

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Sounds rather like a bit of an impossible situation, if only there was a great solution. Happily, there is, and it is as simple and easy to implement as 1, 2, 3.

The Bokashi Bran System

Bokashi, devised using Japanese technology is a unique process of fermentation that works to break down all food waste using anaerobic bacteria and yeasts to ultimately create highly productive and nutrient-rich compost which contains the primary building blocks for a healthy and productive soil structure.

Step 1

Your family collects their daily food waste in a dedicated counter container. At the end of the day, you simply add the contents of your counter container to your dedicated bokashi digester bucket, which can be stored in your kitchen too because it is airtight and odour free. You can also include fridge leftovers that are no longer edible but have not started to smell horrendous just yet.

Step 2

Sprinkle each layer of daily food waste with a scoop of the magic inducing Bokashi Bran; pop the lid on your digester bucket and leave it to do the good work.

Step 3

Once your bokashi digester bucket is full, which may take a week or two, it is important to leave it sealed (out of direct sunlight) for two weeks to continue the fermentation process, after which you simply add the contents of your bokashi bucket to your soon to be garden and vegetable enhancing compost collection.
The unique fermentation process created by using the Bokashi system correctly is what keeps food waste from putrefying as it breaks down, the result of which is pest-free, soil friendly and incredibly, reduces the instance of methane gas production by 98%.

The Time is Now!

Contact us to find out more about how you can start your kitchen food waste recycling program and make a significant and positive impact on our environment.

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