Composting is tedious, extremely time consuming, complicated and smells exceptionally funny. All of these are true, if you’re doing it the wrong way. Things that are good for our planet don’t always have to be extensively complex or expensive to upkeep and do continuously. While composting can sound intimidating for beginners, the practice could be really simple and easy to do. First, what is composting?
Compost is organic material that can be added to soil in order to help plants grow. The organic material in question can be made by composting food waste/scraps - of which we have plenty; Malaysians currently throw 17,000 tonnes of food daily. Yes, you read that right - Seventeen thousand tonnes. Daily. That’s a lot of zero’s, and a whole lot of food waste; up to 24% of which are still edible at the time of discard.
Normalizing the practice of composting in Malaysia will lead to significant improvements in our ecosystem, and will allow us to stop creating more landfills. Given that waste is inevitable, we should begin working towards reducing the waste that ends up in landfills. Another benefit of this would be an increase in good-quality soil over time, as compost will become viable, accessible and can become a staple household item in Malaysian homes.
If you still feel iffy about the concept or practice of composting, chances are that you have some concerns and questions. That being said, let’s debunk some composting misconceptions.
Common Composting Misconceptions
1. Composting Smells Bad
Foul-smelling compost could indicate incorrect composting methods. Bad smells occur when manual composting is done with only greens, and no carbon materials (or, “browns”), like yard debris, leaves, dry grass etc., therefore rendering the waste as nothing more than a pile of rotting food. A significant portion of composting consists of microbes that require an ideal amount of nitrogen and carbon. This mix will help balance moisture levels thus avoiding unpleasant smells.
2. Dairy, Rice and other Carbohydrates are Not Compostable
It is completely alright to compost your carbs and dairy, so long as your dairy is not in the form of blocks that can disrupt the compost ecosystem for weeks!
3. Composting Requires a Large Outdoor Space
This is not true, especially with Reencle Prime, our kitchen-to-garden fertilizer composter. The Reencle Prime measures at 30.4 x 33 x 46.7 cm (12x13.0x18.4 inches) and weighs 10.1kg (22.4 lbs). These dimensions allow the composting bin to fit right into your home, and has a sleek and clean appearance, making it the perfect addition to your kitchen.
Compost Hassle-Free with Reencle
With terrifying news plastered on our screens and newspapers every day reminding us of the dire need for climate-change solutions, it is important for corporations to be a part of the movement to save our world before it’s too late. This is why companies like Reencle are vital in the process of making activities like composting more accessible. With zero odor, and the ability to compost at any time during the day or night due to its silent operation, composting can be done within 24-hours of adding food waste to your Reencle Prime.
Reencle uses self-replicating ReencleMicrobe™ that turns your food waste into nutrient-rich fertilizer. Add an optimum of 1.1lbs and a maximum of 2.2lbs of food and biodegradables a day and have your own organic fertilizer within 24-hours.
Doing your part for the environment no longer has to be taxing, tedious, or a hassle. Take one small step for our planet and one giant leap for the quality of your soil with Reencle’s kitchen-to-garden fertilizer composter now.
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